Imagine being shipwrecked on a beautiful island with someone you really can’t stand. In “Swept Away,” a young sailor is cast adrift on an island with his employer, a rich, self centered woman who is used to having her own way.

Cut off from society, he reverses their roles, stripping her off pride and vanity and controlling her completely. Until, that is, she falls in love with him.


  • October 11, 2002
  • Directed by: Guy Ritchie
  • Madonna as Amber Leighton


  • Madonna starred as the lead and hubby Guy Ritchie directed it
  • She worked on this film right after finishing her Drowned World Tour in 2001
  • Madonna used a huge amount of fake tan to make herself look suntanned
  • The movie was shot in Sardinia and Malta in late 2001
  • Initially the movie was to be named ‘Love, Sex, Drugs & Money’
  • A premiere at the Cannes film festival was planned, but was scrapped
  • The movie only played in selected cinemas and in most countries was a straight to DVD release
  • The actor who played Madonna’s co-star is the son of the original actor who played the same part in the original movie
  • A hilarious interview between Madonna and Guy made it onto the DVD as an extra feature