Jude Law was just 26 years old when he made the film that put him on the road to global stardom - playing the sunkissed Dickie Greenleaf, living a carefree life of sensual pleasure on the Italian coast in The Talented Mr Ripley. The role in Anthony Minghella's acclaimed film netted Law his first BAFTA and Oscar nominations and his first and only BAFTA win. If you've seen The Talented Mr Ripley, it's worth keeping that image of the golden prince in mind when considering Law's latest role in the gripping psychological drama, The Nest.
The Nest is the long-awaited big-screen follow-up from US indie filmmaker Sean Durkin, who won huge critical acclaim and garnered a rash of nominations and awards with his 2011 drama, Martha Marcy May Marlene. Born in Canada, then growing up between the UK and New York City in the 1980s and 1990s, Durkin has evidently been left with indelible experiences on which he draws for his exploration of an age of materialism and consumption. His film has smart things to say about the transatlantic divide that still feels relevant today - while also offering an '80s soundtrack that offers viewers a bonus nostalgic treat.
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