Blame It On Rio

     Catagory: Comedy-Drama

     MPAA Rating: R

     Owned By: Keith

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Movie Details:   This attempt to remake the clever 1977 French farce Un moment D'Egarement stars fifty-film-a-year man Michael Caine as a executive who, together with friend Joseph Bologna, travels to Rio de Janeiro on business. Bologna sets out on the town in search of a lambada partner, leaving Caine to fend for himself against his friend's over-sexed teenage daughter (Michelle Johnson) who's come along for the ride. Soon, Caine succumbs to her advances, despite his efforts to break off the affair, and finds himself a repeated statutory rapist, at least by American legal standards. The script plays out like an extended version of Three's Company, with lots of near-misses and dumb-dumb humor; critics aptly noticed Caine's apparent discomfort throughout the film. Still, the breathtaking backdrops of Rio alone make the film worth watching. Certainly, Blame It on Rio falls short of equaling its inspiration.