Not until three years after the death of her husband Jolly, Kay dares to move back into their former home, persuaded by her new fiancé Rupert. But soon her worst expectations come true, when not only her old memories haunt her, but also Jolly's ghost, who doesn't approve of her new mate. Invisible to anyone but Kay, he tries to prevent the wedding. Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
A Hauntingly Romantic Comedy
Did You Know?
Blame It on Rio
(1984) co-screenwriter Charlie Peters
previously wrote Kiss Me Goodbye
(1982) which was a remake of the Brazilian movie Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands
(1976) [Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands]. That movie and its source novel were both set in Brazil, South America, where Blame It on Rio
(1984) is mostly set, with the American remake Kiss Me Goodbye
(1982) being set in the USA. The original Brazilian film had a number of 'boudoir farce' story elements which were taken out for the American Kiss Me Goodbye
(1982) remake. Peters then around two years later co-wrote this American remake Blame It on Rio
(1984) which also takes place in Brazil, re-setting the action there from the Côte d'Azur in France where the source film, In a Wild Moment
(1977) [One Wild Moment], was mostly set. But this time the remake, Blame It on Rio
(1984), did not have the 'boudoir farce' story elements removed from its source foreign film, as had been the case with Kiss Me Goodbye
(1982). See more
In the dinner scene with Kay, Charlotte, Rupert and Rev. Hollis, Charlotte begins the dinner conversation by saying that Jolly turned her into a vegetarian. She quoted Jolly as saying that he would "never eat anything that had a face." Later, when Kay, Rupert and Jolly go to a diner for lunch, Jolly orders a cheeseburger. See more
He's such a nerd!
He's not a nerd! Where did you ever come up with that word?
Oh, just came out of my lips when I met him! NERD! Just like that.
But It's A Nice Dream
Sung by Dusty Springfield
Words and Music by Peter Allen See more