The Blue Lagoon

Movie review by Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

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

R 1980 104 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 8 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 18+

Gross

I just read a summary and they really said it has sex between a 14 year old and a 19 year old…that’s enough said, right?? If not, I’m sure there’s a prison near by you. Do everyone a favor and check yourself in.

This title has:

Too much sex
1 person found this helpful.
age 12+

Great for discussing simple, instictive sexuality

This title has:

Great messages
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