Talented Mr. Ripley

Damon, Matt

SKU: 032429283887

UPC 032429283887
Release Date 2017-09-26
Studio Paramount Home Entertainment
Discs 1
Length 139
Format (unknown)
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis Based on Patricia Highsmith's novel of the same name, Anthony Minghella's moody follow-up to his Oscar-winning THE ENGLISH PATIENT concerns Tom Ripley (Matt Damon), a poor New Yorker, who is sent to Italy by the wealthy Mr. Greenleaf in order to bring back his spoiled son, Dickie (an Oscar-nominated Jude Law). Once in Italy, Tom charms his way into the home of Dickie and his girlfriend Marge (Gwyneth Paltrow), where he begins to get a taste of wealthy living. When Tom begins to wear out his welcome, he takes drastic actions to ensure that he will never have to return to the life that he left behind....[An] intoxicating and involving tale of intrigue and crime......Visually impressive....It's difficult to think of a better cast... -- 4 out of 5 stars...Gorgeous young swells....A soundtrack and cinematography as rich as crème de menthe... - Rating: B+Set against a luxurious Italian backdrop, Anthony Minghella's suspenseful film follows Tom Ripley (Matt Damon), a young New York men's room attendant, who is befriended by the father of a spoiled playboy, Dickie Greenleaf (Jude Law). Dickie's father sends Tom to track down his wayward son in Venice and return him to his family in America. Tom, whose talents include forgery and impersonating voices, charms his way into the lives of Dickie and his girlfriend Marge (Gwyneth Paltrow), where he experiences first hand how the other half lives. Tom's immediate attraction to Dickie makes apparent his desire to be anyone but himself, and as the friendship develops, his true character begins to emerge. As Dickie grows tired and suspicious of his new acquaintance, Tom sees his new life slipping away. Unwilling to return to his old lifestyle, he takes extreme measures in order to ensure his place in the privileged world that he has grown to love. Establishing an intricate web of lies, Tom himself seems to forget what is real and what is not.Theatrical release date: December 1999. THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY was shot throughout Italy, as well as in New York City, following six months of scouting locations. The film is a remake of Rene Clement's PURPLE NOON. The role of Meredith was expanded after Minghella met with Cate Blanchett, who was willing to take a small part because she was a fan of Minghella's TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY. Patricia Highsmith's novels have been the basis for several films, including STRANGERS ON A TRAIN by Alfred Hitchcock....The performances here are stunning, with on-the-money turns by supporting actors Philip Seymour Hoffman...and Cate Blanchett......A significant plot twist suddenly changes a heated psychological thriller into a low-key cat-and-mouse thriller....This overall better rendering coasts on the momentum of a terrific lead-in......A wonderfully accomplished work....A beautifully mounted and directed film...Cate Blanchett and Philip Seymour Hoffman provide great color in character roles.“Mr. Damon gives a remarkable performance as the endlessly needy and mendacious Tom Ripley, and he’s surrounded by a splendid cast...”
Cast Roy Walker (Production Designer)
Gwyneth Paltrow (Star)
James Rebhorn (Star)
Sergio Rubini (Star)
Cate Blanchett (Star)
Anthony Minghella (Director)
Tom Sternberg (Producer)
Patricia Highsmith (Source Writer)
Anthony Minghella (Screenwriter)
Jude Law (Star)
Celia Weston (Star)
Matt Damon (Star)
Philip Baker Hall (Star)
John Seale (Director of Photography)
Walter Murch (Editor)
Jack Davenport (Star)
Gary Jones (Costume Designer)
Gabriel Yared (Composer)
William Horberg (Producer)
Philip Seymour Hoffman (Star)
Ann Roth (Costume Designer)
Sydney Pollack (Executive Producer)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Widescreen Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.15000
Height 0.50000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama,Suspense/Thriller,Crime/Legal Drama
Attribute Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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