The Blue Lagoon

Other mistake: For someone who has been living on a desert island for at least 10 years, Emmeline seems to have discovered a beauty salon hidden in the paradise. In the close up shots of her hands, she has remarkably nice manicured nails.

Other mistake: This mistake happened right after Richard evicted Emmeline from their hut. We see Emmeline under some rocks and it is raining. See has a makeshift wall made of palm leaves. The rain is coming down to the left, but the wall comes down the opposite way to the right, against the wind and the rain. The director mentioned on the commentary they used ropes to do this. (00:57:35)

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Continuity mistake: There is a scene in which it is raining quite heavily and Em and Richard are inside the hutch. Richard is playing Pop Goes The Weasel over and over which annoys Em. She stabs him in the foot and he chases her outside. In this scene she is wearing a strapless dress but when he catches her and pins her down on the sand she is wearing a lacey jacket (she didn't have time to change) and there are no clouds or rain. The sand doesn't seem to be very wet either, despite the fact that it was raining heavily a few minutes ago. (00:41:10)

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Trivia: Brooke Shields had to stand in a ditch in some parts of the movie because she was much taller than her co-star.

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Question: At the end of the movie, when the ship finds Richard, Emmeline, and baby Paddy in the lifeboat, Richard's father asks if they are dead. A crewman tells him that they are only asleep. Are they really dead and the crewman was trying to spare his feelings by lying to him, or are they really only sleeping?

Answer: The ending is meant to be ambiguous, and is identical to the ending of the original novel on which the film is based. It is never answered whether they are alive or not.

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