The Talented Mr. Ripley
Charming sociopath Tom Ripley maneuvers into the lush life of Dickie, a young heir vacationing in Italy. Hired to persuade Dickie to return to America, Tom embraces Dickie's posh lifestyle and takes extreme measures to hold onto it.
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- Anthony Minghella
- This movie is
- 2000 BAFTA®
- 2000 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Director (Motion Picture) nominee
- Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
- Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture nominee
- Best Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
- Top 100 Thrills nominee
- 2000 Academy Award®
- Best Music Score nominee
- Best Art Direction nominee
- Best Writing Adapted Screenplay nominee
- Best Costume Design nominee
- Best Supporting Actor nominee: Jude Law
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
An anamorphic 2.35:1 image, with sound in Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0. Although that would be enough, there's more. Extras include a full commentary by Minghella, theatrical trailers, making-of material and cast interviews, as well as two music videos. This is a full package, and it's great stuff.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this movie is about a man posing as another to acquire his wealth and lifestyle ¿ a process that involves homoerotic affairs, murder, and countless lies. Characters drink, smoke, have sex, lie, curse, get in fights and kill one another. Particularly upsetting are two of the murders that involve Tom bludgeoning characters to death. The pacing of the film is rather slow and will likely bore younger viewers used to more contemporary storytelling - despite the presence of teen idol actors.
- Sexual Content
- A man listens to a couple have sex. Several affairs take place. Two men bathe together.
- Two gruesome bludgeonings as well as other murders and some fights.
- Not applicable
- Social Behavior
- Tom Ripley lies constantly and commits murders.
- The American expatriates' relatively lavish lifestyles figure largely throughout the film.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Characters drink and smoke.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it