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.
Rating:
R
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Drama
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
 wide
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Runtime:
Studio:
Sony Pictures Entertainment

Cast

Brooke Shields
as Emmeline
Leo McKern
as Paddy Button
William Daniels
as Arthur LeStragne
Elva Josephson
as Young Emmeline
Glenn Kohan
as Young Richard
Chad Timmerrnans
as Infant Sailor
Alan Hopgood
as Captain
Gus Mercurio
as Officer
Jeffrey Means
as Lookout
Bradley Pryce
as Little Paddy
Chad Timmermans
as Infant Paddy
Gert Jacoby
as Sailor
Alex Hamilton
as Sailor
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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.

Full Review… | July 21, 2008
Variety
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | February 8, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

The Blue Lagoon is the dumbest movie of the year.

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

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

August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

Witless.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | September 23, 2014
Common Sense Media

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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