Sex, drugs and party-obsessed semi-celebs living it up as the tabloids crush to grab the latest scoop. Tch... The Olden Days, eh?
Evelyn Waugh's still spot-on satire of roaring twentysomething misbehaviour is cranked into fizzy life by Stephen Fry, the debut helmer proving something of an arch stylist as he delivers a barrage of whirling, woozy visuals. No musty period shooting styles here, then, though the finale does see the lovable luvvie diluting most of Waugh's acid tongue with way too much Milk Of Human Kindness.