The Blue Lagoon
- Original title
The Blue Lagoon
- Running time
- 101 min.
- United States
Douglas Day Stewart. Novel: Henry De Vere Stacpoole
Adventure. Romance | Survival Film. Teen/coming-of-age
- Movie Groups
- This 1980 version of the oft-filmed Henry Devere Stackpoole novel The Blue Lagoon was the first to be stamped with an "R" rating. The basic story remains unchanged. Two very small children, a boy and a girl, are shipwrecked on a lush tropical island. They are cared for by fellow castaway Leo McKern. When he dies, the kids, played with a minimum of clothing by Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins, have no one but each other. When they grow into teen-hood, they also fall madly in love. Heavily reshaped and reedited before its release, The Blue Lagoon's principal attribute is the lush photography by Nestor Almendros. In 1990, a sequel was made, Return to the Blue Lagoon. (Hal Erickson: All Movie Guide)
: Nominated for Oscar: Best Cinematography
: Golden Globes: Nominated for New Star of the Year in a Motion Picture - Male (Christopher Atkins)
: Nominated for Razzie Awards: Worst Actress (Brooke Shields)
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