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Swept Away (2002)

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

Director:

Guy Ritchie

Writer:

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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Trivia

Madonna had only finished her 2001 Drowned World Tour two weeks prior to filming. See more »

Goofs

When Guiseppe goes into the bar at the end after the first "bribe" by Amber's husband, he's wearing shoes; when he kicks the "re-suited" man out of the bar, he's barefoot. True, but his shoes 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 »

Quotes

Amber: Come on. Come on. If you haven't got money, I'll take jewelry and shoes.
Michael: That's enough. I fold. I have no interests in playing get-fucked-quick with Imelda Marcos here.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Fade Into You
(1993)
Written by David Roback, Hope Sandoval
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
Performed by Mazzy Star
Licensed courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
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Swept away by the awfulness
10 April 2004 | by pattay72See 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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Country:

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Language:

English | Greek | Italian

Release Date:

11 October 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love, Sex, Drugs & Money 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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