Travolti da un Insolito Destino nell'Azzurro Mare d'Agosto (Swept Away)
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Travolti da un Insolito Destino nell'Azzurro Mare d'Agosto (Swept Away)
The Mediterranean sea is the backdrop for this social drama from director Lina Wertmuller. While vacationing on a yacht, the wealthy capitalist Raffaella (Mariangela Melato) shouts out orders in between spouting off political opinions amongst her friends. She is especially confrontational to the deck hand and servant Gennarino (frequent Wertmuller leading man Giancarlo Giannini), by demanding that he appear more presentable. Gennarino grows increasingly frustrated by her demands and develops contempt for her independence. When it is nearing dark, Raffaella has Gennarino take her out in the… More
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© Koch Lorber Films
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 69%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's not quite up to Seven Beauties, but this unofficial -- more politically charged -- variation on J.M. Barrie's The Admirable Crichton doesn't miss by much."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"You don't need Madonna to turn pretentious pseudo-Marxist philosophy into an unwatchable film."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"A riveting deconstruction of bourgeoisie complacency."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"[I]n the light of a new millennium, Wertmüller deliver[s] the first girl power picture, and it's a stunning masterstroke of a movie."
‑ Bill Gibron, DVDTalk.com
"Social warfare just isn't easy, is it?"
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"Hectoring, unfunny, wildly overpraised."
‑ Jake Euker, F5 (Wichita, KS)
"At once too simple and too convoluted to truly take off."
‑ Jeremy Heilman, MovieMartyr.com