Blame It on Rio (1984) - Comedy, Romance

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Best friends and their daughters vacation in Rio de Janeiro only for one to fall for the other's daughter.

IMDB: 5.8
Director: Stanley Donen
Stars: Michael Caine, Michelle Johnson
Length: 100 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 6 out of 78 found boring (7.69%)

One-line Reviews (27)

a bit to bland.

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.

" Instead, solid acting by a professional cast, a stunning looker in Michelle Johnson, and witty dialog fill the screen.

A moderately entertaining sex farce.

Absolutely an enjoyable, adult spin on the sub-genre.

There's a solid script here and the film IS entertaining.

I love a great script, engaging characters and brilliant cinematography.

A great picture that's entertaining every time it's viewed.

It's way too long for it's own good and it's very dull.

But the movie is entertaining.

Enjoyable .

Pompous,hammy overacting by Caine and Bologna,coupled with an attractive but boring newcomer Michelle Johnson make for a real howler of a schlock-fest that drones on and on.

But a stupid storyline, terrible acting on everyone else's part, and a ho-hum job at filming/directing all sink this one deeper than the Titanic.

Hapless middle-aged nerd Matthew Hollis (an excellent and engaging performance by Michael Caine) and his amiable sleaze best friend Victor Lyons (robustly played by Joseph Bologna) go on vacation to Rio with their teenage daughters in tow.

The characters are a little one dimensional in a sex comic kind of way, but it is an entertaining watch all the same for what it is.

Two middle-aged, bored, unhappy, American men have affairs with each other's underage daughters.

" The movie's buildup is extremely slow and it lost me almost from the beginning, because there was none of the wit and sense of fun I expected when I decided to watch it.

But the only word that comes across in reviewing it is "bland.

Apart from Brazilian city Rio De Janeiro,British actor Michael Caine in two different yet fascinating avatars is this film's major attraction.

Apart from Brazilian city Rio De Janeiro,British actor Michael Caine in two different yet fascinating avatars is this film's major attraction.

But it does have the type of storyline and pointless nudity that Hollywood seems unwilling to include in a mainstream film.

Some people think this movie is so bad that it's funny but I think it's too dull for that.

He is extremely funny in this movie and I can only imagine how much fun he had making it----a guy in his 40s getting to spend a few weeks in one of the most beautiful and exciting cities in the world and having all these love scenes with a girl half his age and getting paid to do it!!!

Great aerial views of Rio de Janeiro, lively background music and many Brazilian cultural scenes and nuances make this a highly enjoyable movie.


There were so many bright colors with intense detail; everything from the beach scenes to the kitchen in the house were so illustrated.

This is one of the worst movies I've ever seen.