- 1 hr 49 min
The film entitled Carried Away is about the life, experiences and challenges of a man known as Joseph Svenden. The film is also known by some people by the title Acts of Love. Joseph is a middle aged guy who works as a teacher in the middle school level. He lives in his little farmhouse with his ageing mother who is very sick at the time and many people tell him she will soon die as a result of the sickness. Joseph however decides to stay positive hoping everyday that she gets better since she is the only family he has left. Joseph lives a very quiet, simple and reserved life. He is not excited about events happening around him nor is he interested in the simple pleasures of life. He is in a relationship with a widow whom he has known for so many years but is still not excited about it. Things start to take a different turn in Joseph’s life when a young girl about seventeen years old enrolls in the school and is sent to his class. The young girl comes and rents part of Joseph’s farmhouse and starts staying there. Not long after, she seduces him and they start a secret relationship. While the young girl enjoys everything about her affair with Joseph, on his part Joseph is caught between guilt and passion. He is very much aware and conscious of the fact that what he is doing is wrong yet he continues because of the satisfaction he gets from it. After keeping the relationship a secret for a long time, one day the girl mistakenly tells her friends about it and a scandal breaksout. Her indiscretion puts her as well as Joseph in an uncomfortable position as many people are shocked to learn of what they have been doing. The main character in the film is Dennis Hopper starring as Joseph Svenden.