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Swept Away (2002)

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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tony
... Amber
... Debi
... Todd
... Marina
... Michael
... Captain
Ricardo Perna ... Crew Member
... Giuseppe
George Antoni ... Chef (as George Yiasoumi)
Beatrice Luzzi ... Rich Lady
Lorenzo Ciompi ... Rich Man
Patrizio Rispo ... Burly Captain
... Tony's Assistant
Rosa Pianeta ... Receptionist
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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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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€45,109 (Italy), 25 May 2003

Opening Weekend USA:

$354,052, 13 October 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,876, 9 June 2017
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At that time, this was Guy Ritchie's third collaboration with his wife Madonna, after her uncredited appearance in the BMW short film, Star (2001), and the music video Madonna: What It Feels Like for a Girl (2001). See more »

Goofs

"When Guiseppe goes into the bar at the end after the first "bribe" by Amber's husband, he has shoes on. When he kicks the "re-suited" man out of the bar - he is barefoot." True, but his shoes were Crocs-type clogs. He could have easily left them at the bar for ease of mobility when kicking out the re-suited man. See more »

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[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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Referenced in Gilmore Girls: Tippecanoe and Taylor, Too (2004) See more »

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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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Swept away by the awfulness
10 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

This was visually a very pretty movie. The color of the ocean was so BLUE and the white sand beaches were so PRISTINE. The cinematography and tableaus created were so BREATHTAKING that the only pleasure one can derive fom this mess is an appreciation of the beaches in Sardinia. But all of that does not make up for a lack of plot or mischaracterizations of the protagonists. Madonna, who gets marooned on an island with a macho Italian steortypical guy reminded me of a petulant teenager. She related to her husband and Italain macho guy as a naughty teen would. No real depth of anything. The "funny" scenes were merely embarrassing. How could Guy Ritchie make something this bad? It doesn't make any sense after seeing Snatch and Lock, Stock. IT IS STOMACH CHURNING AWFUL people! I felt queasy with the slow motion fake-tears-chasing and the accompanying vertiginous piano: ping! ping! ping! This film was a romp on the beach with adults acting acting like thirteen year old dominant/submissives. (Madonna kissing macho's foot after she submits to him - bleh.)Most of the island scenes between these two adults were filmed like a home movie with the light shining on a worn out looking Madonna: "Look at me! See how buff and pretty I am! I can do push ups and dancie dance, and see how big my biceps are?" Oh my God. This was bad. Madonna doesn't act, she just plays herself. Just because she can cry on cue doesn't mean she is an actress.


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