The film is ‘a rivetting thriller’ (based on the acclaimed suspense novel by Patricia Highsmith) and starring Matt Damon, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and Cate Blanchett. It is set in the late 1950′s and follows the extraordinary events which take place in the life of Tom Ripley (Damon) in his quest to take on the lifestyle of his new-found friend, Dickie Greenleaf (Law).
To be young and carefree amid the blue waters and idyllic landscape of sun-drenched Italy; that la dolce vita Ripley craves – and Dickie leads. When Dickie’s father, a wealthy shipbuilder, asks Tom to bring his errant playboy son home to America, Dickie and his beautiful expatriate girlfriend Marge Sherwood (Paltrow) never suspect the dangerous extremes to which Ripley will go to make their lifestyle his own.
After all, it’s better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody.
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