Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Blame It On Rio (1984)

Synopsis:  Hilarity ensues when uptight, middle-aged Brit bangs teenaged daughter’s best friend. Wait, WTF?!  

Blurb From the DVD Jacket: “Welcome to the most exciting and sensual city in the world…. Rio de Janeiro! … Upon arriving in exotic Rio, long-time friends Matthew (Caine) and Victor (Joseph Bologna) and their teenage daughters (Demi Moore and Michelle Johnson) barely unpack before this infamous pleasure spot begins to cast its torrid spell.” 

What Did I Learn?: 1) "It's only when a man is not thinking what he's doing, that you can be sure, he's doing what he's thinking". 2) "You only live once but if does help if you get to be young twice".

Really?: First of all, I realize that some women dig older men, but I had a hard time believing a hot teenaged chick would actually seduce a nerdy, suburban dad. And holy shit, this movie is based on the premise of a man in his late-40s having sex with a girl who’s what – 16? Or 17? She’s jailbait! It’s funny how nobody once mentions the words: “statutory rape.” 

Rating: I wanted to like Blame It On Rio a bit more than I did. The movie boasts some incredible scenery, a nice Brazilian jazz soundtrack, and several good lines. It could have been an enjoyable, laid-back comedy. Unfortunately, the entire premise of Blame It On Rio is both highly implausible and more than a little creepy. 5.5/10 stars.

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