Actors: Michael Caine, Joseph Bologna, Valerie Harper, Demi Moore, Michelle Johnson
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about Blame It on Rio|
|While in the midst of packing for a much-anticipated vacation to Rio de Janeiro with family friends, Matthew Hollins (Michael Caine) is stunned when his wife Karen (Valerie Harper) unexpectedly announces she would like a trial separation and is not going to Rio as planned. While Karen is to contemplate their troubled marriage alone at Club Med, Matthew is to go ahead with the Rio excursion, accompanied by the couple's moody teenage daughter Nikki (Demi Moore), Matthew's best friend Victor Lyons (Joseph Bologna) and Victor's nubile, flirtatious daughter Jennifer (Michelle Johnson).
In sunny Rio, the families have sumptuous board and food within the beautiful, full-staffed house they have rented. Along with the luxurious surroundings, perpetually horny Victor hopes that beaches and restaurants full of gorgeous women will take Matthew's mind off his problematic marriage. While Victor enjoys many a lustful evening, Matthew seems content just to brood about Karen and the growing hostility between him and Nikki. When Nikki and Jennifer decide to attend a genuine Rio wedding on the beach, a bored Matthew reluctantly tags along. With depression, confusion and passion (and an extremely naked and curvaceous Jennifer) clouding his better judgment, Matthew soon takes Jennifer in his arms and makes love to her upon the sand.
Although he is guilt-ridden and nervous, Matthew cannot seem to stay away from sexy Jennifer and her clever, seductive ways. When protective Victor finds Jennifer's diary and learns about her new, unnamed lover, Matthew faces the impossible challenge of keeping his identity a secret while throwing Victor and a suspicious Nikki off track.
--Tara Dugan, Resident Scholar
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Time/era of movie:
Kind of romance:
- inconveniently married while playing footsy
- emotionally unstable
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- (man) short/standard curly
- (man) average
Events of movie makes character more...
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor?
- Cynical sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
- (woman) long wavey
- (woman) ample bosom & buttocks
- full frontal
How much in movie?
- general circumstances
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
The Americas (not US):
- The Caribbean
- New York
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Movie makes you feel...
- all mixed up
Sex/nudity in movie?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
- seeing breasts
- seeing nude female butt
- seeing full frontal--women
- sex under blankets
- Some foul language
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