Favourite Summer Movies
Our Team’s Picks
The Talented Mr. Ripley is a 1999 American psychological thriller, starring Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jude Law. Tom Ripley is a young sociopath struggling to make a living in 1950s New York City using his “talents”—forgery, lying and impersonation. While working at a party, he is approached by the wealthy shipbuilder Herbert Greenleaf, who believes that Ripley went to Princeton with his son, Dickie. Greenleaf recruits Ripley to travel to Italy to persuade Dickie to return home to the United States, for which he will pay Ripley $1000. Ripley accepts the proposal, although he did not go to Princeton and has never even met Dickie.
From that point on the film takes the viewer through a journey of suspense, twists and turns, all in an idyllic Italian setting. Worth watching again and again.
Before Sunrise is Richard Linklater’s third feature — set, like his other works, over the course of one 24-hour period — Before Sunrise is a sweet, intelligent romantic comedy filmed primarily in Austria. It stars Ethan Hawke as Jesse, a young American travelling through Europe. On a train he meets Celine, a French student portrayed by Julie Delpy. Together they leave the train to begin exploring the city of Vienna, walking and talking into the wee hours of the night and slowly falling in love as the minutes before Jesse’s return to the U.S. tick away.
In Just Go With It, a plastic surgeon, romancing a much younger school teacher, enlists his loyal assistant to pretend to be his soon to be ex-wife, in order to cover up a careless lie. When more lies backfire, the assistant’s kids become involved, and everyone heads off for a weekend in Hawaii that will change all their lives.
Directed by Dennis Dugan and starring Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Nicole Kidman, Nick Swardson, Brooklyn Decker.
Mr. Bean wins a trip to Cannes where he unwittingly separates a young boy from his father and must help the two come back together. On the way he discovers France, bicycling, and true love, among other things.