Saturday Movies The Talented Mr. Ripley

The Talented Mr. Ripley

Set in the 1950’s, this film saturates the screen with a tantalizing Italian coast and the carefree lifestyle of a wealthy American boy. This isn’t a frothy light-hearted film. Instead there is a dark undertone that starts when Tom arrives, pretending to be a college friend, and pretending to belong in this wealthy world. Tom is so good at pretending, lying and deceiving, that he starts to deceive himself, and things go too far. A great slow suspense movie with subtitles that culminate in a story that is hard to turn away from.