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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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Guy Ritchie

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Guy Ritchie (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Greenwood ... Tony
Madonna ... Amber
Elizabeth Banks ... Debi
Michael Beattie ... Todd
Jeanne Tripplehorn ... Marina
David Thornton ... Michael
Yorgo Voyagis ... Captain
Ricardo Perna Ricardo Perna ... Crew Member
Adriano Giannini ... Giuseppe
George Antoni George Antoni ... Chef (as George Yiasoumi)
Beatrice Luzzi Beatrice Luzzi ... Rich Lady
Lorenzo Ciompi Lorenzo Ciompi ... Rich Man
Patrizio Rispo Patrizio Rispo ... Burly Captain
Francis Pardeilhan ... Tony's Assistant
Rosa Pianeta Rosa Pianeta ... Receptionist
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Romance

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

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Country:

UK | Italy

Language:

English | Greek | Italian

Release Date:

11 October 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love, Sex, Drugs & Money See more »

Filming Locations:

Italy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$354,052, 13 October 2002

Gross USA:

$598,645

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,036,520
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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When the studio screened Swept Away (2002) for Lina Wertmüller, the director of the original film, it is alleged that she left the theatre at the end crying out: "What did they do to my movie? Why [did] they do this?" See more »

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"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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Guiseppe: Run, my little vixen... run, run!
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Rather insipid if you ask me
8 October 2011 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee 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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