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The Blue Lagoon (1980)

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In this 1980 version of the oft-filmed Henry Devere Stackpoole novel, the basic story remains unchanged. Two very small children, a boy and a girl, are shipwrecked on a lush tropical island. When they grow into teen-hood, they also fall madly in love.

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Cast

Leo McKern
as Paddy Button
William Daniels
as Arthur LeStragne
Elva Josephson
as Young Emmeline
Glenn Kohan
as Young Richard
Alan Hopgood
as Captain
Chad Timmerrnans
as Infant Sailor
Gus Mercurio
as Officer
Bradley Pryce
as Little Paddy
Chad Timmermans
as Infant Paddy
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Critic Reviews for The Blue Lagoon

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (5)

Their romance is enhanced by Nestor Almendros' exquisite photography (and Basil Poledouris' score), as is the stunning beauty of the Fiji island where it was filmed.

July 22, 2008 | Full Review…

The only thing blue about the movie is the sea, and the way you'll feel after wasting your time on this dose of 'tasteful', TV commercial-style, nudity.

February 9, 2006 | Full Review…
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The Blue Lagoon is the dumbest movie of the year.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 0.5/4 | Full Review…

[It] has a nonsensical glaze that contributes to the inadvertent merriment.

August 30, 2004 | Rating: 1.5/5

Witless.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Lots and lots of nudity, bad acting in '80s survival tale.

September 23, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Blue Lagoon

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
Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

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
Aj V

Super Reviewer

Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins star as two children shipwrecked alone on a tropical island..

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