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The Blue Lagoon 1980 R CC

Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins star as shipwrecked teenagers learning the mysteries of love in a South Pacific paradise.

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Brooke Shields, Christopher Atkins
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1 hour, 44 minutes

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Genres Drama, Romance, Adventure
Director Randal Kleiser
Starring Brooke Shields, Christopher Atkins
Supporting actors Leo McKern, William Daniels, Elva Josephson, Glenn Kohan, Alan Hopgood, Gus Mercurio, Jeffrey Kleiser, Bradley Pryce, Chad Timmerman, Gert Jacoby, Alex Hamilton, Richard Evanson
Studio Columbia Pictures
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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In 1980, when this film was released, there was quite a bit of controversy, most of it ill-founded. There were complaints about incest, but the two children are not brother and sister: Emmeline clearly addresses Arthur Lestrange as Uncle, while Richard calls him Father, so the closest they could be is cousins, and the use of Uncle may have been conventional (indicating guardianship) rather than literal. There were complaints about showing a 14-year-old actress nude, but they used body doubles for all of the nude scenes (Brooke Shields spends some of the commentary pointing which body double was used for which scene).

I'd guess that opinion about this film polarises into about three camps. There are those who are shocked / scandalised (let's hope they don't buy the DVD and be shocked and scandalised all over again). There are those who are titillated by the nudity (such a shock for them to learn that they are looking at a 30-year-old woman, rather than a 14-year-old!). And then there are those who can see past all that to the sweet, innocent love story that the film is really all about.

The plot is fairly straightforward. A man, Arthur Lestrange (William Daniels), is taking two children, Emmeline (Elva Josephson) and Richard (Glenn Kohan), from Boston to San Francisco by sailing ship around the turn of the century (the date is not specified). Because the Panama Canal doesn't exist yet, they must travel right down to the bottom of South America to get around. After rounding the bottom, there's a fire aboard - something that is a serious concern, but in this case it is worse, because it is in a hold containing blasting powder, so the passengers are rowed away from the ship.
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The Blue Lagoon is a true classic, never have I seen a film shot as beautifully as this one. It is a true story about natual love, the discovery of one's self, their bodies, their confusing feelings for one another as they hit man and womanhood. This film deals with a lot of issues- growing up on their own on a deserted island, their sexuality, masterbation, menstration, sex,parenthood. This film is wonderful. Never have I really seen a film that's not set in civillisation but is so entertaining for one but the story is just beautiful, and Brooke Shields as Emmeline and Christopher Atkins as Richard are fantastic. The musical score is truely beautiful and makes me feel a range of emotions. The first time I saw this film I was so fasinated by it, and was about the same age as the characters so I could relate to some of the emotions they were going through, the confusion of everything. Anyone thinking about buying this film-Go for it- You woun't regret it. As for the fans who have loved this film throught out the years, it was worth the wait. The Extras on the DVD are excellent. The two commentaries are very informative and I love listening to the Brooke Shields track and hearing her insight about the film and that time the film came out. It's also interesting looking at her own personal photo album and the featurette from 1980 is very interesting.This film will always be one of my favourites.-Brooke Shields is just beautiful and is one of the best actress' of her generation.
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THE BLUE LAGOON(1980) was not well received when it was released, but when I saw it at the age of 13(I`m 31 now) it set my imagination on fire; t h i s is how firstlove can be - t h i s is how romantic life c a n be. Of course it is a fairytale. But it is produced with such beauty that when I see the film now, I`m still spellbound. The film takes you away, makes you dream. The photography and music is outstanding, as are the beautiful stars Christopher Atkins and Brooke Shields.
It is - no matter what pedantic critics might say - a most beautiful love story - AND; must be regarded as a classic. Maybe -THE classic film for MY generation concerning first love.
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When Blue Lagoon came out in the theatres, I was 17, and my parents refused to allow me to see it. It wasn't until I was 29, married and had cable that I finally watched this contraversial film. While I still think it more appropriate for the actors to have been 18 years old, rather than 14, due to the mature themes and nudity, this is not your hot and sweaty sex movie. You can get that from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and just about any daytime/primetime TV, these days. What the story is about is 2 cousins, eventually left on their own, trying to survive in an Eden-like paradise, with the innocence of children and the natural curiosities that adolescence brings on. They love, gently and affectionately, they have a child, they are content. When a ship nears, they make a mutual decision to remain on the island and not try to be rescued. In a word, they are complete. While the acting overall was pretty pathetic, and the script trite in many places, there were some poignant moments; Em "meeting" God and laying flowers at his feet so they would not make Him mad and would go to Heaven. Richard contemplating the bleached skeleton of Paddy and realizing his own eventual fate, as well as that of Em and his son. The mutual decisions not to be saved, as well as saying farewell to each other after eating poison berries, when accidently drifting out to sea. One cannot but be heartbroken when they are found asleep, rather than dead, because there will be no place in society for them. They belong in paradise, and the director should have let them die. Even the music becomes sad rather than jubilant. Scenery gorgeous, a beautiful score, acting fairly bad. So, why do we keep returning to Blue Lagoon? Because wouldn't we all like to be marooned on a gorgeous tropical island with our perfect love and be left to live simple and fulfilling lives in paradise? 5 stars for the idea, 2-3 for acting, so gave it a 4.
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