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When Blu, a domesticated macaw from small-town Minnesota, meets the fiercely independent Jewel, he takes off on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro with the bird of his dreams.

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Young Linda (voice)
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Tulio / Soccer Announcer (voice)
Gracinha Leporace ...
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Nico (voice)
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Aviary Intern / Waiter (voice)
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Jewel (voice)
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Sylvio / Kipo (voice)
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In Rio de Janeiro, baby macaw, Blu, is captured by dealers and smuggled to the USA. While driving through Moose Lake, Minnesota, the truck that is transporting Blu accidentally drops Blu's box on the road. A girl, Linda, finds the bird and raises him with love. Fifteen years later, Blu is a domesticated and intelligent bird that does not fly and lives a comfortable life with bookshop owner Linda. Out of the blue, clumsy Brazilian ornithologist, Tulio, visits Linda and explains that Blu is the last male of his species, and he has a female called Jewel in Rio de Janeiro. He invites Linda to bring Blu to Rio so that he and Jewel can save their species. Linda travels with Blu and Tulio to Rio de Janeiro and they leave Blu and Jewel in a large cage in the institute where Tulio works. While they are having dinner, smugglers break into the institute and steal Blu and Jewel to sell them. Linda and Tulio look everywhere for Blu, who is chained to Jewel and hidden in a slum. Meanwhile, Jewel ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,515,853 (UK) (8 April 2011)

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$143,618,384 (USA) (2 September 2011)
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Trivia

When Blu, Jewel, and the rest of the gang fight the monkeys, there is a picture of Red the angry bird. When Raphael the toucan hits a monkey with his beak, the bird appears on the box. See more »

Goofs

Flight is instinctive to a macaw, and a macaw is going to take off in fear if it sees one of the commonplace predators of Minnesota, feline or canine, likely to make a meal of such a bird should one ever find its way into the bookstore. See more »

Quotes

Rafael: Eva, my love. I must take this couple to see Luiz.
Eva: Luiz? Huh! You don't fool me for a second. You and your amigo just want to sneak off to carnival.
Rafael: Oh, carnival! that magical time when I met the most beautiful bird in the world.
[he hugs Eva and blows an air kiss towards her]
Eva: Aah!
[Jewel huffs at Blu with disgust]
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At the end of the credits, two blue feathers are formed by the abstract shapes. See more »

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References Fargo (1996) See more »

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Let Me Take You to Rio
Music and Lyrics by Ester Dean, Carlinhos Brown, and Mikael Mutti
Performed by Ester Dean and Carlinhos Brown
Produced by Ester Dean and John Powell
Ester Dean performs courtesy of Zone 4 / Interscope Records
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Colors and Flying
7 April 2011 | by (Philippines) – See all my reviews

The main plot of "Rio", an endangered bird doesn't know how to fly. It sounds a bit predictable and this plot was already used by many movies. But the core of this film is showing the beautiful place of Rio De Janeiro. The filmmaking was great. Colorful visuals, often hilarious, and decent directing.

There is nothing wrong with the voice acting. The main cast, Jesse Eisenber and Anne Hathaway are like the bird versions of them. Jemaine Clement really made his character evil. The rest of the cast, Will.i.am, Jamie Foxx and George Lopez adds more fun to the movie. I just wish Tracy Morgan's character Luiz had more scenes.

The visuals are colorful and very spectacular. It really shows how beautiful Rio De Janeiro is. The flying sequence is indeed breathtaking even if it's in 2D. The problem of the movie is it's not so compelling. The ending seems rushed. We will all know what's gonna happened to this flightless bird. Although the movie has a big heart. The movie is often funny of course.

Overall it's a fun experience. "Rio" is not like Pixar but it's still enjoyable for the whole family. After watching all of those awful recent blockbusters, I think "Rio" is the best movie I've seen this year so far. It could be the studio's best movie yet.


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