Tom is Psychotic

The Talented Mr. Ripley is not a film I ever would have planned on seeing. Unless I had a very good reason to. Otherwise I might have seen it at some point in the distant future. Let’s just say I had a very specific reason for seeing it when I did. Basically, The Talented Mr. Ripley is about a young man named Tom Ripley who specializes in pretending to be other people. A wealthy father sends him to Italy to bring his party hardy son back to America. While there, he meets the son Dickie Greenleaf and his girlfriend Marge Sherwood. Tom grows attached to Dickie and his extravagant lifestyle. In case you haven’t seen it, I won’t give away where things lead. It’s pretty shocking when you watch it. Though I will say that I was surprised by the level of homosexual undertones the movie had. The main three actors each give terrific performances (especially Jude Law). It’s also filled with several beautiful locations in Europe. The Talented Mr. Ripley is nice to look at and well acted. Not my first choice, but I’m glad I saw it.


Tom (left) meets Dickie (center) and Marge (right) in Italy

P.S. “How’s the peeping, Tommy?”

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