In the Victorian period, two children are shipwrecked on a tropical island in the South Pacific. With no adults to guide them, the two make a simple life together, unaware that sexual maturity will eventually intervene.
Young teenagers Jade Butterfield and David Axelrod fall in love, but their passion is too consuming for Jade's bohemian parents, who try to stop them from seeing each other. When that doesn't work, David burns down the Butterfields' house and is sent to a mental hospital. When he gets out he is still in love with her and searches for her. In the end, his passion for his first love is too strong and she must leave or this love will kill both of them.Written by
Jonathan Catt <email@example.com>
At night, as David is starting the fire, when the wind in the trees is shown, day-for-night filming fails to hide that the sunny blue sky can clearly be seen through the foliage. See more »
David. I don't want you to go into the house.
[looking back at him]
Why? What's the matter?
[continues cleaning his car]
You and Jade won't be seeing each other for a while.
You heard what I said. This thing's gotten totally out of control. I made a mistake giving you so much freedom around here. Now Jade's fallen behind in her schoolwork, she can't sleep at night.
Just a second. I mean, Jade didn't say anything to me about this.
Well, I'm telling you. I want you to ...
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I don't know what everyone was talking about. This movie is great. I'm shocked at the low review and glad it didn't keep me from watching this movie, even though it almost did. I do agree that the performance left much to be desired, but they did have passion for each other. It was just the acting... Anyway, I didn't read the book and I think that was where the problem laid with a lot of people. It's rare that you will read the book and then watch the movie and be satisfied. Especially if it's a book you love. I'm glad I went into it not knowing much about it.
I do have to say how teed off I am about the huge spoiler in the description which tells what David did to the house, like WTHeck?! That doesn't even happen until halfway into the movie,Jesus!
Anyway, good watch. I will definitely watch it again and read the book. It was a beautiful tragedy.
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