Swept From The Sea
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Swept From the Sea was inspired by a short story by Joseph Conrad. Set in late 19th-century Cornwall England in a small farming community, the story is told via flashback in a conversation between Dr. James Kennedy (Ian McKellen) and his patient Miss Swaffer (Kathy Bates). Dr. Kennedy despises indentured servant Amy Foster (Rachel Weisz). Miss Swaffer asks why, and so he recounts the love that blossomed between Amy and Yanko Goorall (Vincent Perez), a shipwrecked Russian who was trying to get to America. Born prior to her parent's wedding, Amy was relegated to a servant's life by rigid… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 28%

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"It's hard to really care about these two shallowly written characters."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Part of the problem is the story. It's just not much of one. Fortunately we've got Cornwall -- and Rachel Weisz -- to look at and John Barry's lush score to listen to."
‑ David N. Butterworth, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"A deeply spiritual movie that honors the unfathomable mysteries of life."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Kidron translates the script into potent cinema, and her authority in dramatizing such elemental material enlists the support of some remarkable performers."
‑ Beth Porter, Film Journal International
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