The Talented Mr. Ripley

The Talented Mr. Ripley is a 1999 film directed by Anthony Minghella, and starring Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Jude Law. It is based on the 1955 novel of the same title by Patricia Highsmith.

Year:
1999
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Dickie Greenleaf:
You can be a leech! You know that. It's boring. You're quite...boring.(a long pause before Tom spoke.)

Tom Ripley:
The funny thing is I'm not pretending to be somebody else and you are...

Dickie Greenleaf:
Boring.

Tom Ripley:
I've been absolutely honest with you...about my feelings.

Dickie Greenleaf:
Boring..

Tom Ripley:
But you... first of all, I know there's something. That evening when we played chess, for instance, it was obvious.

Dickie Greenleaf:
[curious] What evening?

Tom Ripley:
Oh sure, no, no, it's too dangerous for you to take on. Oh, no, no, we're brothers. Hey. And then you do this sordid thing with Marge. F***ing her on the boat so we all have to listen. Which was excruciating! And you follow your cock around and now you're getting married! I'm bewildered, forgive me. You're lying to Marge and then you're getting married to her. You're knocking up Silvana. You're ruining everybody. You wanna play the sax, you wanna play the drums. I mean, which is it, Dickie? What do you actually play?!

Dickie Greenleaf:
[enraged] Who are you? Huh? Some third class mooch? Who are you? Who are you to say anything to me? Who are you to tell me anything?! [slaps Tom in the face] Actually I really, really do not want to be on this boat with you. I can't move without you moving. And it gives me the creeps. You give me the creeps! I can't move without you moving...

Tom Ripley:
Shut up...

Dickie Greenleaf:
...I can't breathe without you following me around! You move without [mocks Tom with a falsetto voice] "Dickie, Dickie, Dickie!", like a little girl all the time!

Tom Ripley:
SHUT UP! [hits Dickie by the side of the face with the oar he just grabbed. Dickie grabs his face with both hands. Tom, shocked, puts the oar down] Oh God, Dickie...

Dickie Greenleaf:
[with an unmarked cut on his face, suddenly split open causing his face to be disfigured with blood] For God's sake...

Tom Ripley:
Oh, God! Ok. Ok. [seeing the bloody Dickie] We have to get... Ok.

[Marge has found Dickie's rings in Tom's pocket; Tom is about to kill her to keep her quiet]

Marge Sherwood:
[terrified] I wasn't snooping. I was just looking for a needle and thread to mend my bra.

Tom Ripley:
That scent you're wearing... I bought that for you, not Dickie. The thing about Dickie... so many things... That day when he was late coming back from Rome? I tried to tell you this. He was with another girl. I'm not talking about Meredith, either. Another girl who we met in a bar. He couldn't be faithful for five minutes. So when he makes a promise, it doesn't mean what it means when you make a promise, or I make a promise. He has so many realities, Dickie, and he believes them all. He lies, he lies, and that's his... and half the time he doesn't even realize he's doing it! Today, I actually started wondering if he may have actually killed Freddie.

[Marge notices that blood is seeping into Tom's robe pocket, obviously from a concealed knife]

Tom Ripley:
He would get so crazy if anyone contradicted him - well, you know that. You know that. And that's the irony, Marge - I loved you. You may as well know that now. I loved you. I don't know, maybe it's grotesque of me to say that now, so... just write it on a piece of paper and save it for a rainy day. "Tom loves me." "Tom loves me."

Marge Sherwood:
Why do you have Dickie's rings?

Tom Ripley:
I told you. He gave them to me.

Marge Sherwood:
Why? When?

Tom Ripley:
I feel as if you haven't been listening to anything I've been saying.

Marge Sherwood:
I don't believe you!

Tom Ripley:
It's all true.

Marge Sherwood:
I don't believe a single word you've said!

Tom Ripley:
Marge, you're shivering, look at you. Can I hold you? Please, let me hold you.

[Marge screams in fright, when suddenly Peter walks through the door]

Marge:
[running into his arms, sobbing] Oh, God, Peter! Get me out of here, get me out of here!

Peter Smith-Kingsley:
Marge, what's going on? Tom, are you okay?

Tom Ripley You try. You try talking to her. I give up.

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