First of all, I saw this movie twice, which is a rarety in itself these days. The actors did what all actors should do in a successful motion picture, or stage play, and that is submit their own egos to the needs of the production. Matt Damon especially surprised me with his total devotion to the part of Ripley. Jude Law, once again, proved his talents as an actor by becoming Dickie Greenleaf. Paltrow and Blanchett also totally believed in whom they were playing and brought that to the screen. While I have been told that the movie is different than the book, I applaud Mingella for his tight script and seamless direction. Yet again, we are given a prime example that when violence grows out of a strong plot we, as an audience, accept it. There was not wasted motion or emotion in this film and I cannot say enough good things about it. I am surprised that the Academy so overlooked this film. Go see it.
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The Talented Mr Ripley (1999)
In late 1950's New York, Tom Ripley, a young underachiever, is sent to Europe to retrieve a rich and spoiled millionaire playboy, named Dickie Greenleaf. But when the errand fails, Ripley takes extreme measures.
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The 1950s. Manhattan lavatory attendant, Tom Ripley, borrows a Princeton jacket to play piano at a garden party. When the wealthy father of a recent Princeton grad chats Tom up, Tom pretends to know the son and is soon offered $1,000 to go to Italy to convince Dickie Greenleaf to return home. In Italy, Tom attaches himself to Dickie and to Marge, Dickie's cultured fiancée, pretending to love jazz and harboring homoerotic hopes as he soaks in luxury. Besides lying, Tom's talents include impressions and forgery, so when the handsome and confident Dickie tires of Tom, dismissing him as a bore, Tom goes to extreme lengths to make Greenleaf's privileges his own.
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A fine ensemble performance by a winning castReviewed byrobinsonfVote: 10/10
Patricia Highsmith's Tom Ripley gets a deluxe reincarnation here, meritof the talented Mr. Minghella. A sensational script adaptation,stunning Italian locations and an extraordinary supporting cast. TomRipley saw the light before, most memorably with the face of AlainDelon in another beautiful outing by the underrated Rene Clement. Thistime, the winning feature is the superbly tailored script that getsinside the heads of the characters giving us a full panoramic view oftheir privileges as well as their desolation. Tom Ripley, the amoral,becomes the tortured immoral here. Anthony Minghella gives him aconscience, a self-awareness giving the tale an extra chilling touch.Matt Damon's natural dullness works wonders here. This may be his bestperformance to date. But it is the supporting cast that makes "TheTalented Mr. Ripley" fly so high. Jude Law as the spoiled, vain andultimately cruel Dickie Greenlef is truly remarkable. Hisworthlessness, crystal clear for everyone to see, becomes irrelevantdue to the astonishing charisma and oodles of sexiness that Jude Lawexudes. That, in itself, makes Gwynneth Paltrow's character totallybelievable. She's an intelligent woman who must know Dickie for what heis but she puts that aside and we don't question it. Philip SeymourHoffman's Freddie is a fully fleshed out character who's on the screenfor a few minutes but leaves and indelible impression. Great fun towitness his two faces. Creepy and wonderful. But it is Cate Blanchett,in a creation worthy of W Somerset Maughan that becomes the icing onthis scrumptious cake. I would love to see a film where her Meredith isthe central character. This "Talented Mr. Ripley" cemented my filmrelationship with Anthony Minghella. I wait for his films with childishanticipation.
This is an odd film. 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. The only facet that didn't appeal to me were the overt homosexual overtones in this film which were prevalent throughout Damon's relationships with a couple of men, although nothing sexually was ever done and even though these guys also had girlfriends. Speaking of the latter, 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.
Overall, this is intriguing drama-crime story with a lot of suspense and done so without a lot of violence. All the characters in this movie grab your attention. Combine that with good European scenery and involving storyline and you have a movie worth investigating.
I read where this film also goes under the title, "The Strange Mr. Ripley."