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Carried Away (1996)

Carried Away (1996)



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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.

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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 (22) | Top Critics (7)

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.

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

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

May 20, 2003 | Rating: 3.5/5
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.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…
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.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

I wasn't carried away with this Lolita like cautionary tale, but I was impressed enough by its intelligent presentation.

January 24, 2009 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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