Not all of us can travel abroad during our college years. Some of us can’t afford college or travel and are subsequently forced to fantasize about that magnificent day when a random, white-collar gentleman will offer us $1000 to travel to Italy to locate and return his wayward, womanizing son.
Matt Damon lucks out in the extreme in this story; he is literally paid to visit a fictional town in Italy to locate Jude Law and bring him home to America to fulfill his destiny as a shipping heir. Sadly, things get murder-y quickly when same sex tendencies and bitter jealousy arise amidst the gin and the jazz.
Murder begets more murder in The Talented Mr. Ripley, a film that raises deeply philosophical questions that keep us up at night: Do the ends justify the means? Can anyone truly be a “bad” person? Is Matt Damon prettier than Gwyneth Paltrow?
Decide for yourself as you experience the criminal misadventures of the talented, treacherous, and tormented Tom Ripley.