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      Swept From the Sea

      PG-13 Released Jan 23, 1998 1 hr. 55 min. Romance List
      28% 18 Reviews Tomatometer 76% 2,500+ Ratings Audience Score Amy (Rachel Weisz), a maid in the house of wealthy Miss Swaffer (Kathy Bates), falls for a Russian stranger named Yanko (Vincent Perez) after his boat mistakenly washes up in the seaside village where she lives. Despite the villagers' wariness of Yanko, Amy cultivates a relationship with him, while Miss Swaffer's doctor, James (Ian McKellen), teaches him English. When Amy marries Yanko, despite the objections of James -- who secretly pines for the sailor -- tragedy lurks around the corner. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Feb 15 Buy Now

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      Audience Member Between 2.5 and 3 stars. Mainly, it is a common romantic movie ambiented in the past, but it has some interesting aspects, specially the acting of Rachel Weisz. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member This is probably one of the worst movies I've seen and it puzzles me why any one would rave about it. Seriously, I put my glasses on because I had to make sure Yanko wasn't Tommy Wissau. It had a terrible plot acted so poorly it was laughable (except for Ian McLellan And Kathy Bates). Actually the depth of those two made the rest of the acting look absurd in comparison. I found nothing remarkable about the score, despite the comments I've seen on here (which must be by shills or loons). Overall, don't watch this unless you need a break from good book adaptations to gain healthy appreciation for good writing, acting and directing. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member good period pic & chick flick Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Frances H Breathtakingly beautiful film both visually and in the unfolding of the love story between two outcasts in a very insularly prejudiced Cornish rural village. An excellent cast adds to the story's dramatic impact. An emotionally moving experience. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 05/01/13 Full Review Audience Member I have watched this movie swept from the sea so many times I lost count, one of my all time favorites up there with cold mountain my most favorite movie of all! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member This is my 2nd favorite film of all time. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly Rated: D Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Entertainment Weekly Rated: D Dec 25, 2010 Full Review Globe and Mail Rated: 2/4 Apr 12, 2002 Full Review Michael Dequina TheMovieReport.com It's hard to really care about these two shallowly written characters. Rated: 1.5/4 Mar 29, 2009 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Jul 7, 2005 Full Review Andy Klein Los Angeles CityBeat Rated: 3/5 Jun 19, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Amy (Rachel Weisz), a maid in the house of wealthy Miss Swaffer (Kathy Bates), falls for a Russian stranger named Yanko (Vincent Perez) after his boat mistakenly washes up in the seaside village where she lives. Despite the villagers' wariness of Yanko, Amy cultivates a relationship with him, while Miss Swaffer's doctor, James (Ian McKellen), teaches him English. When Amy marries Yanko, despite the objections of James -- who secretly pines for the sailor -- tragedy lurks around the corner.
      Director
      Beeban Kidron
      Executive Producer
      Garth Thomas, Tim Willocks
      Screenwriter
      Joseph Conrad, Tim Willocks
      Distributor
      TriStar Pictures
      Production Co
      Tapson Steel Films Productions, Phoenix Pictures, Greenlight Fund, TriStar Pictures
      Rating
      PG-13 (Some Sensuality|Elements of Theme)
      Genre
      Romance
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jan 23, 1998, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 16, 2012
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $283.1K
      Sound Mix
      SDDS, Dolby SR, Dolby Digital, Surround, Dolby A, Dolby Stereo
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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