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The Talented Mr. Ripley: 5 Thoughts I Had While Watching The Movie For The First Time

I sometimes watch movies just with the intention of writing articles about them, which was my initial goal when I decided to watch all five of the Tom Ripley movies. Now, because I have movies sent to my house from Netflix (yes, it’s still a thing), I sometimes get movies out of order from how I put them in my queue, which was the case when I received 2002’s Ripley’s Game first, rather than 1960’s Purple Noon, and, well, I hated it! It’s definitely no The Talented Mr. Ripley, which is by far the most famous adaptation of the Tom Ripley character.  

Starring John Malkovich, Ripley’s Game features a rogue of a “hero,” but I just didn’t find it all that compelling. In fact, I fell asleep, and I had to start over again from the middle just to finish it. But, The Talented Mr. Ripley, which is definitely one of the best Matt Damon movies, is a tour de force, and, in my humble opinion, the best movie of 1999, which is often considered Hollywood’s greatest year. I actually just came to this conclusion recently since I had never seen The Talented Mr. Ripley before, until just the other day. So, here are five thoughts I had while watching the exquisite Matt Damon movie for the first time.     

Matt Damon in The Talented Mr. Ripley

(Image credit: Paramount Pictures)

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