I mean that in the nicest possible way of course.
The acting from the 3 leads of Damon, Law and Paltrow are exceptional.
Its a shame Jude Law couldnt of had more time on screen, he was only really in half of the film, then Matt and Gwyneth had to pick up the flack, with some great support from dear Jack Davenport and Philip Seymour Hoffman and Cate Blanchett. Though, i gotta say, that i found Jude's last scene in the film very creepy and extreme.....
The film is based around, of course, the 'talented' mr ripley, aka tom ripley, played by Mr Matt Damon. Unfortunetly, it seems his talent is impersonating people, specifically, Dickie Greenleaf (Law).
Ripley gets paid by Dickie's father to go bring him back from vacationing so Dickie can re-focus on his schooling. But while there, Ripley grows close to Dickie, creating this fantascy life that is only one sided on Tom's part. When on a boat, Tom confesses his 'love' to Dickie, when it is probably infatuation, and both he and Dickie have a fight, which does not end well for Dickie.
Tom then finds he has a telent at impersonating Dickie's life to those who have not met him, such as forging his hand writing and signiture so people think Dickie is alive. But Dickie's girlfriend Marge (Paltrow) isnt convinced by 'Dickie's letters' and Tom's stories. Will Tom be able to keep up the pretense for long?
The story is strangely intriguing and weird in places which gives it plenty of charm and character, and the acting is very good. I esp love Gwyneth anyway, so ill always like what she does. The settings are also lovely.
Watch if you want to be surprised by something new and try something new.