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Carried Away (1996)

Carried Away



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In the 1970's, schoolteacher Joseph takes care of his mother and pays court to his fiancee Rosalie. Things start to heat up for Joseph when sophisticated 17-year-old Catherine joins his class as a student. The two start having an affair, while Catherine's father obsessively hunts a mischievous wolf.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Ed Jones
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 14, 2005


Dennis Hopper
as Joseph Svenden
Amy Irving
as Rosealee Henson
Amy Locane
as Catherine Wheeler
Julie Harris
as Joseph's Mother
Gary Busey
as Maj. Nathan Wheeler
Hal Holbrook
as Dr. Evans
Christopher Pettiet
as Robert Henson
Priscilla Pointer
as Lily Henson
Gail Cronauer
as Beverly Wheeler
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Critic Reviews for Carried Away

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (10)

Tries to incorporate almost film-noir elements into a heartland love story. The blending feels inorganic; and composer Bruce Broughton doesn't help matters by coating every moment with a repetitive, syrupy theme.

Full Review… | August 2, 2006
Washington Post
Top Critic

An earnestly well-meaning film whose adult characters have a refreshingly grown-up perspective on their choices in life.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Think Dennis Hopper has played too many crazies? Well, you'll wish he'd stuck to blowing up buses after you see him in Carried Away.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Everyone in the film -- even the teenager -- is more intelligent and articulate than is usually permitted in American movies, and having gotten themselves into an emotional tangle, they go to work getting themselves out again.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Carried Away is erotic, but it's also thoughtful and intelligent, and, coupled with Hopper's extraordinary performance, that's reason enough to be carried away by this motion picture.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Carried Away

A sensitive piece anchored by Hopper, fulfilled by the supporting cast, but let down by somewhat sterile direction.


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