Bear with me, but I've always felt this movie was a bit underrated. It's been panned for the wooden acting of Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins, but they're SUPPOSED to be teenagers stuck in the minds of the children they were when they washed up on the island. If you take away their childish voices and dialogue, there are actually quite a few nice acting moments here. Yes, there's always been a few scenes that made zero sense - such as Brooke (Emmaline) not instinctively knowing that her baby would suckle on her breasts. What did she think that milk was for? And I certainly never bought that they would wait until they hit puberty before having sexual encounters - most children "play doctor" starting pretty young. But if you can overlook some of that, it's a charming movie with gorgeous scenery. Some will gripe about the teenage sex, but its done tastefully - almost too tastefully. What teenage girl looks so happy and fulfilled after her first sexual encounter?
Worth a look alone for the beautiful scenes of the island (Fiji), the animals, and the glossy magazine-cover bodies of the two young leads. Has there ever been a more stunning teen than Brooke Shields? Doubtful this movie would get made today as the country seems to have moved back to the Victorian era in regards to sexuality.
- Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, Multiple Formats, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
- Language: English
- Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Georgian, Chinese, Thai
- Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
- DVD Release Date: 5 Oct 1999
- Run Time: 105 minutes
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- ASIN: B00000K3D1
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- #22171 in Movies (Movies & TV)