Bright Young Things Reviews
Jim Broadbent gives the most colorful performance as the drunken major who is entrusted with 1000 pounds of Symes's so he can bet it on a long shot at a horse race. Stephen Campbell Moore, himself a lookalike of a young George VI, does well as Adam.
Though Waugh's novel was set in 1930, it showed that he predicted the next war Britain would have to go through--the movie makes it clear that it's World War II. One of the best novel-based movies I've seen in a long time.