Carried Away (also known as Acts of Love) is a 1996 English language film directed by Brazilian Bruno Barreto. It is based on the novel Farmer by Jim Harrison.
The film stars Dennis Hopper, Amy Irving (Barreto's then wife), Gary Busey, and Amy Locane. The tagline reads "No love is safe from desire".
Joseph Svenden is a middle-aged schoolteacher who lives on a farm with his dying mother. In his simple life there are no excitements, even in his long-time relationship with a widow. However, when a 17-year old beauty enrolls in his class, life takes an unexpected turn. She boards her horse in his barn and she then seduces him. They carry on a furtive relationship which leaves him torn between the passion and knowing that he is doing something wrong. When her indescretion starts the inevitable scandal, many different reactions ensue.