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.
Blame It on Rio
Blame It on Rio
Michael Caine plays Matthew Hollis; a man on holiday in Rio with his best friend Victor Lyons (Joseph Bologna). Both men have teenage daughters with them. When Caine falls for Victor's daughter Jennifer (played by Michelle Johnson), they embark on a secret, if slightly one-sided relationship. Victor is furious when he finds out about the 'older man' in his daughter's life, and sets out to hunt him down with the aid of Matthew!
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