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Swept Away (2002)

A snooty socialite is stranded on a Mediterranean island with a communist sailor.

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Amber is 40, beautiful, rich, spoiled, and arrogant beyond measure. Nothing makes this woman happy, including her wealthy but passive husband (Tony), a pharmaceutical kingpin. When Tony takes her on a private cruise from Greece to Italy, Amber is unimpressed at this impromptu no-frills vacation, and takes out her anger on the ship's first mate, Giuseppe. When a storm leaves the two shipwrecked on a deserted island, however, the tables suddenly turn... Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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11 October 2002 (USA)  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$354,052 (USA) (11 October 2002)

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$1,011 (USA) (14 April 2017)
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The film's working title was Love, Sex, Drugs and Money. See more »

Goofs

Exactly 20 minutes into the movie, when a tipsy Amber runs into Giuseppe in the hallway as the boat is swaying back and forth, the position of Giuseppe's hand on the giant dead fish he's carrying changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

[trying to entice Amber into the water]
Tony: Oh, come on in. It's clean as a whistle.
Amber: Depends on who's been blowing in the whistle, doesn't it?
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Come-On-A-My-House
(1951)
By Ross Bagdasarian and William Saroyan
Published by Armen Bagdasarian (ASCAP)
Used by kind permission of Universal / MCA Music for World (Ex. USA & Canada)
Performed by Della Reese
Licensed courtesy of RCA Records and BMG Entertainment International UK & Ireland Ltd.
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Rather insipid if you ask me
8 October 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I watched Swept Away having little else to do, and part of me wished I had read a magazine or an opera DVD instead. Swept Away has few, if any at all, redeeming qualities at all, and there were times where I wished I could turn off the television but reminded myself that is not a fair way to judge a movie.

Guy Ritchie's direction for starters is very unimaginative, and the camera work and editing don't have any real charm to them, the camera work is not amateurish as such but shows nothing out of the ordinary, and the editing could've been smoother at times.

The script is very hackneyed, the comedic elements are forced and the romantic elements sappy. Also it has the feel of a bad 70s TV drama. The concept has been done to death but that wasn't necessarily a turn off, but the pace is turgid and the story itself doesn't have any interest at all.

Likewise with the characters. They don't feel like characters or real people at all, just overdone caricatures. Jeanne Tripplehorn gets the worst of it, and her overdone performance suffers from it. Madonna only so far has impressed me in Evita, but her performance here is lifeless and disengaged here.

Only two things have any real spark. One is the striking scenery and the other is the earthy charm of Adrianno Giannini. However these two are not enough to salvage the movie from being an insipid bore. All in all, not recommended. 1/10 Bethany Cox


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