Aroview: Set among the aspirant youth of 1930s Britain, this fresh satirical comedy marks a promising debut for dir. Fry, even if the drama is sliced a little thin.
Adapted from Evelyn Waugh's early novel "Vile Bodies", it follows the romantic and financial fortunes of an aspiring writer (Moore) and his fiancee (Mortimer), among a set of hedonists, eccentrics and the shallow well-connected. The dazzle of this party-hopping scene is conveyed with considerable fluency, though there are also various graceful cameos and a subtle vein of political comment, matters being capped off with a grand happy ending.
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1 star (Turkey) An appalling piece of directing by Stephen Fry. I think it put him off for good. The story has no rhythm or pace and the characters seem one dimensional; a horrible mess. You can only just see the bones of the story it is based on.~BabyJane