Blame It on Rio

1984

Comedy / Romance

17
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 9%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 41%
IMDb Rating 5.7 10 8609

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Michael Caine as Matthew Hollis
Demi Moore as Nicole 'Nikki' Hollis
Michelle Johnson as Jennifer Lyons
Valerie Harper as Karen Hollis
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by witster18 7 / 10

Naked Ladies and Clever Writing Go A Long Way

Super-mild spoilers(you'd get tenX as much from the trailer or packaging summary). The worst thing about this film is the opening and closing credits. One might stop there and say nothing else, but I feel an obligation to say more.

"Blame it On Rio" is a light-hearted, yet ultimately serious-enough adult sex-romp/love-triangle shot in Rio with decent performances. The storyline is definitely taboo, and imo, a big reason this film is rated so low. There's a solid script here and the film IS entertaining.

The film tides-things-up rather nicely - no easy task! And the films' latter-half really has a few knockout jokes... extremely clever moments. A few extra twists add to the fun. I didn't know the ranking here until after I viewed the film. I was shocked. 5.7? Really? OK. Genuinely surprised as I enjoyed-it. It's definitely not pc, but that is so the point. This is pure 80's sex-romp at heart, only extremely well-written with above average performances all-around(it is a comedy after all).

It doesn't all work. Some of it, a lot of it, is a little far-fetched(and improper -again, the point?) The cast and writing douses those fires quite a bit. There's one particular sequence in the middle of the film that is either a poorly executed short dream sequence, or a just a mistake/inconsistency in the story.

You get a young Demi Moore in a smaller role, albeit her part is nice addition/dynamic to the overall storyline, and Michelle Johnson is just a knockout here. Absolutely an enjoyable, adult spin on the sub-genre. I laughed-out-loud a few times down the stretch, and I've seen my share of comedies rated over 5.7 that didn't make me do that, certainly with this much frequency. The cat and mouse tension is nicely executed. Eh, it doesn't surprise all that much, the score, but the film is better than 5.7 imo. I'd say more like 6.7/67/100.

You might like this if you liked(or also ck out): 10(dudley Moore/about even or ever-so-slightly below), Woman In Red(not as good), or Oxford Blues(even or a smidge below). Soft 7. Good fun.

Reviewed by BA_Harrison 6 / 10

A moderately entertaining sex farce.

The uncomfortable premise of this mid-'80s sex farce sees middle-aged married man Matthew Hollis (Michael Caine) succumbing to the advances of his best friend's infatuated teenage daughter Jennifer (Michelle Johnson), blaming his scandalous actions on Rio's impulsive atmosphere. This rather tasteless plot, which also sees Matthew's wife Karen (Valerie Harper) conducting an affair with Jennifer's father Victor (Joseph Bologna), allows for lots of broad comedy, with Caine's character squirming awkwardly as he desperately tries to pretend that nothing untoward has occurred. It's reasonably funny to watch, but wildly inappropriate, making the film something of a guilty pleasure, even more so given that its young but well-developed star, Johnson, happily flaunts her naked body at every opportunity.

Those who opt to fly down to Rio with Caine and Co. will also be treated to an early appearance from Demi Moore as Matthew's daughter Nicole, who also briefly goes topless, and the unforgettable sight of Michael Caine's incredibly massive spectacles (blame THEM on the '80s!).

Reviewed by videorama-759-859391 8 / 10

Fun and games in Rio

I fell in love with Rio, the first time I saw this movie, but I fell in love with this movie too. People have said the film is about incest. It isn't. Sometimes best friends are called Uncles, as is the case here. Here, drawing an sexual attraction enigma, like Alvin Purple, young nineteen year old beauty, Jennifer (Johnson, no acting chops wasted although she did get better) falls for forty three year old Matthew (Caine, of course, great as usual and funny) while vacationing in Rio with her father (Bologna) and Caine's perceptive and level headed daughter (Moore). Things get hot, and the nights hotter, where Caine soon is forced to draw the line, before his mate finds out. The script written by Mash writer, Gelbart, has stylish, and thought provoking and memorable dialogue, throughout, I could spout off, after seeing it. It's great, and the situations that unfold in the story are fun, if realistic, as if in the real scenario. BIOR has some cheeky scenes, the beach strewn with boobs of Brazilian babes, one uncomfortable scene, has the daughters, bouncing boobs flapping about in their nakedness, where they approach their fathers, who of course, are uncomfortable. Who wouldn't be? I first saw this movie when I was 14, and have always found it deliciously entertaining, as in the funny moments, as well as a few scenes which has Caine, speaking to camera, with great comic timing in his delivery of dialogue, not just here. The music is good in this too, with a mum angry maid who works at the lodge, where Caine and co are staying. An old codger neighbor is quite a hoot too. I guess one flaw with it, is the screen time of Moore, if kind of neglected as to the three leads. She comes and goes. But hey, we have the appetizing Johnson, one saucy full on nude shot to camera, memorable. Really her and Caine make the film, where Valerie Harper, co starring as Caine's wife, out acts them all in a very good performance for one scarce small number of scenes she's in. The scene with her confronting Johnson, leaves you kind of sore with disillusion, as to her behavior, a lesson to be learn' t here. Harper's character, Karen, even tells her she's envious of her. Original Fun movie and non incestuous tale (get it right) throughout.

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