Blame It on Rio (1984) - Rotten Tomatoes

Blame It on Rio (1984)




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When an aging executive takes a vacation to Rio de Janeiro, he meets up with his best friend. His friend has brought his lovely young daughter along, who takes a real interest in the now-somewhat-confused older executive. A passionate affair is soon begun.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Charlie Peters, Larry Gelbart
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 22, 2001


Michael Caine
as Matthew Hollis
Michelle Johnson
as Jennifer Lyons
Joseph Bologna
as Victor Lyons
Valerie Harper
as Karen Hollis
Demi Moore
as Nicole Hollis
José Lewgoy
as Eduardo Marques
Lupe Gigliotti
as Signora Botega
María Elena Velasco
as 2nd Macumba Lady
Ana Lucia Lima
as 1st Macumba Lady
Maria Helena Velasco
as 2nd Macumba Lady
Zeni Pereira
as Mother of the Bride
Eduardo Conde
as Singer in the Dance ...
Victor Haim
as Bernardo
Jane Duboc
as Singer in Cafe
Grupo Senzala
as Capoeirista
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Critic Reviews for Blame It on Rio

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (4)

Offputting, even at times nasty.

Full Review… | October 17, 2007
Top Critic

A thin, cynical calculation.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

This movie is clearly intended to appeal to the prurient interests of dirty old men of all ages.

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Blame It on Rio is not simply humorless. It also spreads gloom.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Caine looks embarrassed through the entire film, as well he might.

Full Review… | October 17, 2007
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Leering, witless sex comedy

June 21, 2005
Film Journal International

Audience Reviews for Blame It on Rio

I can't believe I missed this little 80's gem until now! Okay, the story is a little questionable - middle aged man gets with best friend's teenage daughter, and as for the topless running around on the beach - well! I can't imagine many fathers allowing that to happen! But in spite of this, and a young Demi Moore (heinous as usual, thank goodness her role in this is pretty minor), this is still an enjoyable and fun 80's movie. Michelle Johnson is great in this, wonder what ever happened to her, welll, she totally overacts, but it fits in so well with the whole over the top story. Good trashy fun.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

Michael Caine plays a reluctant lover to the daughter of his best friend on a vacation in Rio. His acting is pretty good, but the movie gets worse as it ages.

Red Lats

Super Reviewer

The shaky affair is held together by another outstanding performance by Michael Caine as the conscience-stricken, reluctant lover.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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