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Swept Away

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Swept Away, Adriano Giannini, ...

Swept Away

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
93 minutes
Wide Release Date:
10/11/02
performer:
Adriano Giannini, Madonna, Elizabeth Banks, Bruce Greenwood, Jeanne Tripplehorn
director:
Guy Ritchie
distributor:
Screen Gems Inc.
author:
5132
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a B

As all the griping that met its theatrical release underscored, director Guy Ritchie’s Swept Away, a remake of the 1975 castaway romance, is far from perfect. Still, it offers more than enough amore, yuks, and skin to fill a piddling hour and a half. (It looks great, too.) As for Mrs. Ritchie’s popularly denigrated portrayal of a bikini-clad shrew who’s tamed by, among other things, some seaside S&M and a flying octopus, the ”Snatch” vet gets it about right on his DVD commentary: ”Madonna’s f—ing good in this.”

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