Swept Away (Travolti da un Insolito Destino nell'Azzurro Mare d'Agosto) (1975) - Rotten Tomatoes

Swept Away (Travolti da un Insolito Destino nell'Azzurro Mare d'Agosto) (1975)

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Swept Away... By an Unusual Destiny in the Blue Sea in August is the story of a wealthy, self-centered woman and a brutish, communist sailor, whom she employs, being stranded on a Mediterranean island. Left alone on the island, the sailor reverses their roles, taking control of the vain woman.

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Critic Reviews for Swept Away (Travolti da un Insolito Destino nell'Azzurro Mare d'Agosto)

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (2)

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.

Full Review… | March 24, 2010
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

[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.

Full Review… | September 30, 2005
DVDTalk.com

Hectoring, unfunny, wildly overpraised.

September 17, 2004
F5 (Wichita, KS)

You don't need Madonna to turn pretentious pseudo-Marxist philosophy into an unwatchable film.

January 11, 2003
Flipside Movie Emporium

Social warfare just isn't easy, is it?

November 9, 2002
Filmcritic.com

At once too simple and too convoluted to truly take off.

Full Review… | June 4, 2002
MovieMartyr.com

Audience Reviews for Swept Away (Travolti da un Insolito Destino nell'Azzurro Mare d'Agosto)

Lina Wertmuller masterpiece. I hope people get to see this rarely screened gem and don't confuse it with the Madonna film. For Americans that don't understand the class, political split and overall differences in the Italian culture, this is a crash course. I just wished movies like this would get more play since it's always Fellini, Rossellini and Antonioni that get all all the attention

M C
M C
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A cliche, but I was swept away by this beautiful film. Politics, class struggle, gender roles~ a microcosm of life, with and without familiar institutions. Giancarlo Giannini is so very expressive and versatile, readily conveying comedy or tragedy just by the look on his face. This film is rich, but I don't want to analyze it here ~ just enjoy the experience!!!

Stefanie C
Stefanie C

Super Reviewer

Hmmm... I don't quite have the words to say how much this movie was completely insane. I don't know for sure if I like it or not. Decisions, decisions.

Leigh Ryan
Leigh Ryan

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