Girl From Rio (2001)
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Mildly entertaining and lacking much needed charismatic performances. Fair movie without much punch or pizzazz and meanders along. It has a few memorable scens.
Girl from Rio (2001)
Cast & Crew:
Hugh Laurie, Santiago Segura, Vanessa Nunes
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 90 minutes
This isn?t a movie many people would see unless they are obsessed with Hugh Laurie and I admit he is the reason I rented it in the first place. Thankfully Hugh is an amazing actor with a capacity for making an audience love him no matter what. I never thought I?d say this, but I wanted him to come out on top even though he?s a bank robber. I was cheering him on as he left the bank with all that money.
Hugh also had the ability to make me feel so embarrassed for him that I had to shut off the DVD and come back to it in a few minutes. I wanted so badly for things to go well for Raymond that I was emotionally tethered to him. Hugh definitely was the standout star of this movie.
The rest of the cast was forgettable. They came in and did their job and I promptly forgot them. I would have liked to have a better supporting cast to Hugh?s wonderful performance, but as the philosopher Jagger once said, ?You can?t always get what you want.?
All in all the plot was very predictable and the characters were extremely stereotypical, but I would like someone to find me a romantic comedy that doesn?t fit that description. It was a lot of fun to watch and if you view movies as an escape from reality ?The Girl From Rio? is a very good choice.
What an absolute disappointment. Not even telling myself "This is gonna suck" a million times prepared me for how much this film sucked. I am just glad I got to see Hugh Laurie dancing the samba. I guess that is the only reason to watch this film.
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