A near-moribund relationship between two small-town schoolteachers (Dennis Hopper and Amy Irving) is first threatened, then rekindled, by a concupiscent 17-year-old (Amy Locane). Directed by Bruno Barreto (DONA FLOR AND HER TWO HUSBANDS) from a novel by Jim Harrison
(LEGENDS OF THE FALL), CARRIED AWAY lacks the charm of the former film and the visual sweep of the latter. Still, this melodrama features some decidedly steamy sequences, even if much of the simulated huffing and puffing is provided by stars from whom -- how shall we put this? -- the bloom of
youth is fast departing.