- Swept Away (2002 film)
name = Swept Away
caption = Swept Away poster
writer = Guy Ritchie
starring = Madonna
Adriano Giannini Bruce Greenwood Elizabeth Banks Michael Beattie Jeanne Tripplehorn
Columbia TriStar Films
October 11, 2002
runtime = 89 min
United Kingdom Italy Maltaand Comino
language = English
budget = $10,000,000
gross = $598,645
imdb_id = 0291502
The movie was a commercial and critical failure, and did so badly in the
United Statesthat it was not released in theatres in the United Kingdombut 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 Couplefor Madonna and Giannini
Worst Remake or Sequel
Worst Directorfor 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 Ferrarahad 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 ] ]
Amber Leighton (Madonna) is a rich, spoiled, and arrogant woman, invited on a private cruise from
Greeceto Italyby her husband Tony ( Bruce Greenwood). A storm leaves Amber on a desert island, together with the ship's first mateGiuseppe ( Adriano Giannini), a communist sailor with whom she eventually falls in love.
*Adriano Giannini reprised the role his father
Giancarlo Gianniniplayed 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 Awardfor 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".
Sophia Lorenstated that the film was the worst movie she had ever seen.
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-videoin the UK.
Name = Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: Swept Away
Type = soundtrack
Cover size = 0
October 15, 2002
Film score, Pop
Length = 43:28
Reviews = *
Allmusic(no rating) [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:d9fyxqwaldae Link]
Guy Ritchiefilm soundtracks
Last album = "Snatch
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.
2002 Golden Raspberry Awards
Films considered the worst ever
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