Blame It on Rio (1984) - Rotten Tomatoes

Blame It on Rio (1984)

TOMATOMETER

——

AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Blame It on Rio Videos

Blame It on Rio Photos

Movie Info

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.

Watch it now

Cast

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 Club
Victor Haim
as Bernardo
Jane Duboc
as Singer in Cafe
Grupo Senzala
as Capoeirista
Show More Cast

Critic Reviews for Blame It on Rio

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (4)

Offputting, even at times nasty.

Full Review… | October 17, 2007
Variety
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

Leering, witless sex comedy

June 21, 2005
Film Journal International

Audience Reviews for Blame It on Rio

In the 80's Michael Caine was the busiest man in Hollywood. The man never stopped working, and appeared in so many movies, it was impossible not to miss some. A perfect example is this overlooked gem from 1984. Caine plays a middle aged man in a failing marriage that goes on a vacation to Rio with his daughter, his best friend, and his best friends daughter. He goes middle aged crazy and has an affair with his friends daughter, and then almost goes crazy for real when his friend discovers she has slept with someone, and makes it his mission to find out who. Caine is perfect in the role, sympathetic and hilarious in the sly way only an Englishman can be. Joseph Bologna steals every scene he's in as his suffering best friend, and walks away with the best lines in the movie. There's also an appearance by a young Demi Moore, and anyone who wants to confirm for themselves whether or not she had plastic surgery can see here for themselves. She does appear topless, and uses her long hair to cover up what little she has up there. Speaking of topless, the movie also introduces us the UBER-HOT Michelle Johnson, who plays the object of Caine's affections. A natural beauty with the second best breasts of the 80's, following only Phoebe Cates. The girl has plentiful natural curves that are on full display several times in the movie. So you have an Academy Award winning actor at the top of his comedic game, a mesmerzing young leading lady, a sexy, touching, and comedic love affair, all set against the gorgeous backdrops of Rio de Jinerio. A real lost gem from the 80's.

RJ MacReady
RJ MacReady

Super Reviewer

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
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
Red Lats

Super Reviewer

Blame It on Rio Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss Blame It on Rio on our Movie forum!

News & Features