July 23rd, 2012: The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

Cast and Crew:  Anthony Minghella (Director, Screenwriter); Patricia Highsmith (Novel); Gabriel Yared (Music); Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Cate Blanchett, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jack Davenport

What It’s About: Dabbling in some harmless identity theft, things quickly get out of control when Tom Ripley is given an opportunity to travel to Italy.

Why Watch it Today?: Philip Seymour Hoffman, easily at his creepiest in this film, turns 45 today.

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