The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) – 3/5

The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

Well told. Good twists. I think the character and environmental feel was about as good as it cd be.

It’s a fairly long movie and they take full advantage of that. They take their time setting the scene.

Tom wd rather be a fake somebody, then a real nobody. He’s willing to go as far as he has to to meet that.


As bad as he was, I somehow wanted him to ‘get away’ w/ it all. I don’t know if it was b/c I felt sorry for him and maybe identified w/ him as far as wanting what other people take for granted or if it is b/c I just don’t want to see the climax of the tale which I know won’t be pretty.

I’m not sure why he killed Peter at the end??? I assume he was planning on killing Meredith when they met later on the boat since she was the last person that cd id him as Dickie. But why kill Peter?

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