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 6 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 11 reviews

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age 18+


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.

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Too much sex
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age 17+

A pedophile’s dream

I saw this as a teenager and rewatched it recently to see if it would be a good coming-of-age film for a teen. It’s so cringe-y, and not just the bad script and dialogue. The nudity and sex scenes between the teens doesn’t bother me—it’s sweet and innocent. However, no one would get away with making this movie today as our culture is much more educated about sexual abuse and protection of minors. Frankly, in its original form, this movie is a pedophile’s dream as it shows full nudity of young children. IMHO those parts should be edited; then the movie would have some value. In its current form, the movie is not worth watching and I would give it zero stars if I could.
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