The Talented Mr. Ripley

1999 R 2h 19m DVD

The Talented Mr. Ripley

1999 R 2h 19m DVD
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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.
Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Cate Blanchett, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jack Davenport, James Rebhorn, Sergio Rubini, Philip Baker Hall, Celia Weston
Anthony Minghella
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
age 17+

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 child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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