Swept Away (2002 film)


Swept Away (2002 film)

Infobox Film
name = Swept Away


image_size =
caption = Swept Away poster
director = Guy Ritchie
producer = Matthew Vaughn
writer = Guy Ritchie
narrator =
starring = Madonna
Adriano Giannini
Bruce Greenwood
Elizabeth Banks
Michael Beattie
Jeanne Tripplehorn
music = Michel Colombier
cinematography = Alex Barber
editing = Eddie Hamilton
distributor = Columbia TriStar Films
released = October 11, 2002
runtime = 89 min
country = United Kingdom
Italy
Malta and Comino
language = English
budget = $10,000,000
gross = $598,645
preceded_by =
followed_by =
website =
amg_id =
imdb_id = 0291502

"Swept Away" is a 2002 romantic comedy film directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Madonna, Adriano Giannini, and Bruce Greenwood. The film is a remake of the 1974 Italian film of the same name.

The movie was a commercial and critical failure, and did so badly in the United States that it was not released in theatres in the United Kingdom but went straight to video. Incensed by the critics' reaction, Madonna has sworn to never act in a movie again. The film was awarded five awards at the 2002 Golden Raspberry Awards:
* Worst Picture
* Worst Actress for Madonna
* Worst Screen Couple for Madonna and Giannini
* Worst Remake or Sequel
* Worst Director for Guy RitchieIn addition, the film was nominated for Worst Screenplay (by Ritchie), and Giannini for Worst Actor. The film holds the distinction of being the first film to win both Worst Picture and Worst Remake or Sequel. However, in his otherwise negative review of the film, "Slant Magazine" critic Ed Gonzalez said: "Madonna gives her best performance since Abel Ferrara had her beaten to a pulp in his "Dangerous Game"." [ [http://www.slantmagazine.com/film/film_review.asp?ID=505 Slant Magazine - Film Review: Swept Away ] ]

Plot

Amber Leighton (Madonna) is a rich, spoiled, and arrogant woman, invited on a private cruise from Greece to Italy by her husband Tony (Bruce Greenwood). A storm leaves Amber on a desert island, together with the ship's first mate Giuseppe (Adriano Giannini), a communist sailor with whom she eventually falls in love.

Trivia

*Adriano Giannini reprised the role his father Giancarlo Giannini played in the original film.

*"Amber Leighton" is the maiden name of the mother of the director, Guy Ritchie.

*Madonna has only acted on film or television once since the movie was made, in a 2003 episode of "Will & Grace". She also featured in a documentary of her 2004 Re-Invention Tour called "I'm Going to Tell You a Secret", which was nominated for a 2007 Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video. Her sold-out stint in London in the stage play, "Up for Grabs" in 2002 received mixed reviews. More recently, she did voiceover work for the 2007 film "Arthur and the Invisibles".

*Actress Sophia Loren stated that the film was the worst movie she had ever seen.

Box office

The movie was a box office failure, having a budget of $10 million but grossing around $600,000. The movie's theatrical run ended after just three weeks [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0291502/business] .

Due to the poor box office gross in the US, the movie went direct-to-video in the UK.

oundtrack

Infobox Album
Name = Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: Swept Away
Type = soundtrack
Artist = Michel Colombier


Cover size = 0
Released = October 15, 2002
Recorded =
Genre = Film score, Pop
Length = 43:28
Label = Varèse Sarabande
Producer =
Reviews = * Allmusic (no rating) [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:d9fyxqwaldae Link]
Chronology = Guy Ritchie film soundtracks
Last album = "Snatch
(2000)
This album = "Swept Away" (2002)
Next album = "Revolver"
(2005)
The score to "Swept Away" was composed by Michel Colombier, and it is mostly his work that is featured on the 12-track soundtrack album. The soundtrack also contain several songs by other artists. "Come-On-A-My-House", sung by Della Reese, is the only one featured on the album.

Songs from the film not featured on the album include "Lovely Head" by Goldfrapp, "Ain't Nobody Here but Us Chickens" by Louis Jordan, and "Fade into You" by Mazzy Star.

ee also

* 2002 Golden Raspberry Awards
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* Films considered the worst ever

References

External links

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