Some things get better with age. When I was 14, I saw The Talented Mr. Ripley and thought I'd enjoyed it. Seeing it again today made me realize how many references and codes I missed. A stylized summary is de rigeur.
...and goes to Sicily to befriend Marge (Gwyneth Paltrow) and hold her bag, while she struts around like a waspy Sophia Loren.
Unsurprisingly, Tom ingraties himself with the couple. Even Ripley sees that dandy trumps corduroy.
But when Dickie rejects Tom's advances and tells him he's a bore, heads roll.
Marge suspects that Tom might have murdered Dickie. Yet she is too busy picking out a fabulous leotard outfit to stop Ripley from covering his traces and eloping with her gay best friend, Peter.