The Blue Lagoon

1980

The Blue Lagoon

Critics Consensus

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

9%

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Total Count: 22

53%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 55,723
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Movie Info

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

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Audience Reviews for The Blue Lagoon

  • 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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