Variety - 06/11/1980
"...A beautifully mounted production, a low-keyed love story stressing the innocent eroticism of Brooke Shields and newcomer Christopher Atkins..."
New York Times - 06/20/1980
"...Almendros's cinematography is soothingly gorgeous, and so are [Shields and Atkins]..."
Two youngsters are shipwrecked in the South Pacific and amid the breathtaking scenery they discover their own sexuality. Academy Award Nominations: Best Cinematography.
Two children and the ship's cook are marooned on a deserted island in the Pacific Ocean. Shortly after coming ashore the old man dies, leaving the boy and the girl to fend for themselves. The two quickly adjust to their surroundings, using survival techniques they learned from the old man before his death. As time passes, the kids enter puberty and begin to discover their sexuality. Without realizing what's happening to her, Em becomes pregnant and gives birth. With the baby comes responsibility and the wonder of discovery, as the parents, themselves still children, learn what it means to have another human life dependent on them.
Coming Of Age |
Love Story |
Stranded / Castaway |
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