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A piece of lovely dreck, The Blue Lagoon is a naughty fantasy that's also too chaste to be truly entertaining. Read critic reviews

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Seven-year-old cousins Emmeline (Elva Josephson) and Richard (Glenn Kohan) survive a shipwreck and find themselves marooned on a beautiful island somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. Under the tutelage of a fellow castaway, Paddy Button (Leo McKern), the two learn the basics of survival. When Paddy dies, however, the now adolescent Emmeline (Brooke Shields) and Richard (Christopher Atkins) are on their own to discover sex, love and loneliness in a tropical paradise.

Cast & Crew

Leo McKern
Paddy Button
William Daniels
Arthur Lestrange
Elva Josephson
Young Emmeline
Glenn Kohan
Young Richard
Bradley Pryce
Little Paddy
Douglas Day Stewart
Writer (Screenplay)
Henry DeVere Stacpoole
Writer (Novel)
Néstor Almendros
Director of Photography
Jon Dowding
Art Direction
Basil Poledouris
Composer
Basil Poledouris
Conductor
Jean-Pierre Dorleac
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Critic Reviews for The Blue Lagoon

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  • Jan 21, 2014
    I think I loved more the concept of than what actually happened in the film, but it's a good effort and interesting to watch.
    Wildaly M Super Reviewer
  • Apr 11, 2011
    This movie is cute and sweet for the most part, but has a bunch of holes in the story. For one thing, there's a group of native islanders on the other side of the island they're marooned on and they never even notice the two kids? Also, they have a boat, why don't they just fill it with food and stuff and try to make it back to civilization? Plus, I hated the end. The movie is okay, and Atkins is cute, so it's not too bad, but it's not a good movie either.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Dec 31, 2010
    Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins star as two children shipwrecked alone on a tropical island..
    ♥Robyn Super Reviewer
  • Aug 01, 2010
    Maybe the dumbest movie ever made, but is still rescued by the beautiful soundtrack and the amazing locations / photography. It all lies around two children stuck on an island, try to live on their own, discover sex and mystery of childbirth, and finally get rescued. That's it !!! Enough said.
    Raja N Super Reviewer

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