Swept Away ★★★★½

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Outrageous, political, twisted and ultimately quite sad this is Wertmuller in overdrive doing what she does best and worst. Showing the most caricatured humans possible going at it and exposing more of the true human animal in the process, than some gritty or delicate realism ever could. The violence here feels ten times more transgressive, powerful and affecting than in any action or horror film. Same goes for the sex. Great performances. The ending had me feeling like pure Breakfast Club.

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