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The Talented Mr. Ripley
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To be young and carefree amid the blue waters and idyllic landscape of sun-drenched Italy in the late 1950's; that's the life Tom Ripley, the con artist, craves, and Dickie Greenleaf, the rich playboy, leads. When Dickie's father, a wealthy industrialist, commissions Ripley to bring his son home to America, Dickie and his beautiful expatriate girlfriend never suspect the dangerous extremes to which Ripley will go to make their lifestyle his own.
- Inside The Talented Mr. Ripley - Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
- Exclusive cast and crew interviews
- The Talented Mr. Ripley: The Making of the Soundtrack
- Commentary with director Anthony Minghella
- "Tu Vuo Fa L'Americano" Music Video
- "My Funny Valentine" Music Video
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The acting is good. The story is interesting. It's definitely dark.
For being 18 years old it feels much older. And I don't mean because it takes place in the 50's. There isn't the flow you'd expect to see in a film made today.
I read somewhere that this film also goes under the title, "The Strange Mr. Ripley." How true.
****Spoilers**** The first hour sets up Matt Damon's character, "Tom Ripley," to do what he eventually does: kill someone and then imitate the rich kid off in Europe.
However, to be fair, his murder of friend "Dickie Greenleaf" (Jude Law) is almost made to look like self-defense. It's an odd scene in this odd movie. As the story unfolds, however, "Ripley" is shown to be a sick killer, hardly some innocent man caught in some self-defense predicament.
The second half of the film deals with Damon's character trying to get away with his scheme while other people slowly start to question who he is and what he's doing. Some people trust him; some don't. A few twists make the story even more interesting.
Gwyneth Paltrow is good in here as "Marge Sherwood," someone who is ahead of the pack when it comes to uncovering the truth. Cate Blanchett is good, too, as usual, but her role was much smaller and one I'm not sure was all about.