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The Talented Mr. Ripley

(Blu-ray Disc - 2013)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Talented Mr. Ripley
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In 1950s New York, Tom Ripley, a young underachiever, is sent to Italy to retrieve a rich and spoiled millionaire playboy, named Dickie Greenleaf. But when the errand fails, Ripley takes extreme measures to make Greenleaf's privileges his own.
Publisher: [United States] : Warner Bros. [distributor], 2013
Branch Call Number: BLU Drama TALENTED
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (138 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in

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Patricia Highsmith is the kind of writer that makes you wonder, who is the real villain? Jude Law and Matt Damon vie for the most villainous in Anthony Minghella’s The Talented Mr. Ripley.


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May 22, 2014
  • pigweed rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: see violence notice

May 22, 2014
  • pigweed rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Violence: Some of the murder scenes are fairly graphic.

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May 22, 2014
  • pigweed rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Bit of a disappointment after Purple Noon (Plein Soleil) from 1960. Good performances by Matt Damon, Jude Law, Jack Davenport, and James Rebhorn. I felt that this adaption spread itself thin over too many characters (or actors), instead of focusing for the most part on Ripley. He is the interesting character. Anthony Minghella wrote the screenplay and directed the film, and chose to explore Ripley's sexuality to the degree that he sacrificed much of the story. Still worth watching though. Almost forgot - Philip Baker Hall (Mr. Bookman the library cop from Seinfeld) has a pretty good part.

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May 22, 2014
  • pigweed rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

pigweed thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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