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Swept Away

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

What a waste of potential.

Movie R 2002 89 minutes
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What a waste of a good idea. Imagine the potential: Gritty, innovative director Guy Ritchie remakes a provocative film about gender and class and the clash of diametrically opposed individuals when the tables are turned on their situation. Mix in sexual tension, a deserted island and two attractive co-stars and you could have a beach bonfire, lighting up the night with fire and sparks. But in this case, there is no spark to start the fire and the only thing "swept away" is the one hour and thirty-three minutes spent watching.

Adriano Giannini, whose father (Giancarlo Giannini) played the same character of Giuseppe in the original 1974 film, glowers convincingly onscreen, but it is a generally wooden Madonna who adds the one spark to this otherwise soggy fare during her fantasy dance sequence.

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