The Blue Lagoon

1980

Action / Adventure / Drama / Romance

31
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 11%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 54%
IMDb Rating 5.7 10 56127

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Cast

Brooke Shields as Emmeline
William Daniels as Arthur Lestrange
Leo McKern as Paddy Button
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1hr 44 min
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1hr 44 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by tdfpub-71362 10 / 10

Still One of my Favorites

Despite all the complaints, this movie stills gets a 10 from me. But that's not surprising. I saw this movie when I was 13. Brook Shields was my first crush and the movie started my fascination with tropical islands. (Yeah, I know. Me and about a billion other guys.) I'm on the south side of my 40's and this movie is a nice reminder of younger days.

Reviewed by deickos 8 / 10

So much beauty

There is so much beauty in this supposedly naive and simple story that is beyond description. Or you can see it as another version of the Garden of Eden from the Bible. I think this is the simplest way to talk about our world: two children living outside it. This is the second time I have seen human courtship documented so beautifully - or as an old saying says: authorities and powers of this world that never let us live and love in life as we should have...

Reviewed by Stephen Bird 10 / 10

Ageless, timeless and beautiful

It may be old, but due to its nature it hasn't aged, The Blue Lagoon is set in the Victorian era, but you wouldn't know it for most of the film's duration.

A boy and a girl get stranded on a tropical island where they spend many years, from childhood, through their teenage years and into young adulthood, eventually producing a child that neither knew they were going to have until it popped out.

The Blue Lagoon is one of those very rare films that you could easily describe as being practically perfect, the way it handled the couples development as they both grew up was brilliant..., naturally Richard and Emmeline, played by a very young Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins, begin to experience natural urges, only they don't know what they are and don't understand what's happening to them, they begin experimenting with sexual activity, and as I mentioned earlier, they eventually have a child together.

The way The Blue Lagoon handles the sexual nature of the film is subtle and isn't overly exploited like a modern film would, it's raw and it's realistic.

I like how the film isn't turned into a fight for survival, there are plenty of provisions and natural resources to keep the couple going indefinitely, therefore instead of being about survival, it's about development and growing up, showing how two youngsters would realistically live in this situation.

For his brief stint in the film at the beginning, the ships chef Paddy, who also gets stranded provides some comic relief and the character is superbly acted by the late Leo McKern, but the film isn't about Paddy and he is swiftly killed off before the film truly gets going.

For it's day (1980), the beautiful scenery and vivid bright pictures and framing are excellent, I was really impressed how production and filming took place on location in Fiji, rather than an artificial set like most of the films of the era were, this made the whole feel of the film so much better and added something special to the overall finished product.

The Blue Lagoon was special then, and even more special now, a lovely picture that deserves to be watched and enjoyed, it may indeed contain its fair share of faults, but the film is so good these faults can easily be overlooked and ignored.

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