“I have a funny feeling in my stomach.”
Two shipwrecked children (Elva Josephson and Glenn Kohan) grow into teens (Brooke Shields and Christopher Atikins), and soon find themselves sexually attracted to one another.
Response to Peary’s Review:
As Peary notes, this “terribly made” remake of the “tasteful, enjoyable 1949 British film with Jean Simmons and Donald Houston has for years been mocked.” Brooke Shields deservedly won a Razzie Award for her performance here; while she’s undeniably gorgeous, she can’t act her way through even the simplest scenarios. Curly-headed Christopher Atkins is just as bad — as Peary notes, “every time he puts his hands on [Brooke], you want to gag.” The film’s sole redeeming feature is the stunning cinematography by Nestor Almendros, which ultimately deserves a much, much better movie.
Redeeming Qualities and Moments:
- Lush, Oscar-nominated cinematography by Nestor Almendros
- Hilariously awful acting by teen heartthrobs Shields and Atkinson
No, though it’s worth a look simply for its historical notoriety.
Posted on March 30th, 2007 by admin
Filed under: Response Reviews