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The Talented Mr. Ripley 1999
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  • Anthony Minghella
  • December 25, 1999
  • 139 mins
  • English
  • Crime, Drama, Thriller
How far would you go to become someone else?
Tom Ripley is a calculating young man who believes it's better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody. Opportunity knocks in the form of a wealthy U.S. shipbuilder who hires Tom to travel to Italy to bring back his playboy son, Dickie. Ripley worms his way into the idyllic lives of Dickie and his girlfriend, plunging into a daring scheme of duplicity, lies and murder.

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"I always thought it would be better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody."
Most uncomfortable i have ever felt watching a movie but that is a big positive. Matt Damon steals the show in his role along with Jude Long in making a suspenseful takeover of another man's life. Delusion and grandeur are a toxic mix.

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dont understand how people give just 7 hearts to this film it drives me insane

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A nobody who wants to be somebody so bad, he grabs any occasion to pretend he is something he is not - and successfully! In Dickie's shoes, I don't know, if I had befriended Tom so easily, he seemed awkward, strange, and agenda driven. Anyway as the plot progresses it becomes more and more disturbing up till the very last scene. All together some plot twists came as a surprise, e.g. Dickie's father completely trusting Tom after Dickie's disappearance, and the afore mentioned disturbing end. Things were going so well and then the sociopath awakens...

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