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Rio 2 (2014)

G  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  11 April 2014 (USA)
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It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids after they're hurtled from Rio de Janeiro to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets his father-in-law.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fernando (voice)
Carlinhos Brown ...
Audition Bird (voice)
Gabi (voice)
Nigel (voice)
Jim Conroy ...
Capoeira Turtle (voice)
Carla (voice)
Nola Donkin ...
Opera Bird (voice)
Blu (voice)
Big Boss (voice)
Nico (voice)
Tiago (voice)
Eduardo (voice)
Spoonbill / Perl (voice)
Eva (voice)


It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids after they're hurtled Rio de Janeiro to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all: his father-in-law. Written by TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX

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Release Date:

11 April 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Рио 2  »

Box Office


$103,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$39,327,869 (USA) (11 April 2014)


$131,536,019 (USA) (29 August 2014)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Brazilian newspaper that the Big Boss throws down on the table at the logging camps reads: Rare Birds in the Amazon - Latest news from Dr. Tulio Monteiro, Ornithologist. See more »


When Linda gets out of her hammock to check what is making the noise outside the tent, she is seen putting bare feet on the floor. Yet when she looks outside the tent she appears to have heavy duty boots on. See more »


Jewel: For a bird from Minnesota, you've got some moves.
Blu: Oh, that wasn't a move, it was an accident. But I accept the compliment.
Jewel: It's great Rafael can watch the kids.
Blu: Yup. Looks like you're stuck with me all night.
Jewel: You're my one and only, Blu.
Blu: That's a good thing since I'm the only other one.
[They press their beaks together as to share a kiss]
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Crazy Credits

The 20th Century Fox fanfare that plays during the opening studio logo has a samba beat to it. See more »


References Sesame Street (1969) See more »


I'll Be
Written by Omerit Hield, Sam Hollander, Marvin Prosper and David Schommer (as Dave Schommer)
Performed by O S Xperience
Courtesy of S-Curve Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Meet the Parents with birds
13 April 2014 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Quickie Review:

Like the title of this review says, Rio 2 is basically an animated version of Meet the Parents (2000). Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) and Jewel (Anne Hathaway) with a family of three kids, venture into the Amazon to find a flock of their own kind. Blu faces his father-in-law for the first time and must now prove his worth to him and the flock. Hollywood is filled with movies that repeat a general formula or idea. Even with a predictable story, Rio 2 does enough to keep your attention with beautiful animation and some memorable characters. Kids especially will have a lot of fun, but the adults are not left behind.

Full Review:

Rio 2 starts with Blu and Jewel living in the Blue Macaw reserve with their three kids. Blu and the kids feel completely at home living side by side with the humans, while Jewel longs to live out in the wild with her family. They soon find out that they are not the last of their kind, and there might be a whole flock in the Amazon. This provides the perfect opportunity for the family to reconnect with their roots. Once they arrive and find the flock, Jewel is reunited with her long lost father Eduardo (Andy Garcia). Blu must now prove to Eduardo that he is worthy of his respect and blessing, while preventing Roberto (Bruno Mars) from reigniting an old flame with Jewel. In the meantime, Nigel (Jemaine Clement) along with his new obsessed companion frog Gabi (Kristin Chenoweth), seeks revenge following the events of the previous movie.

The plot in itself is nothing special or unique. Here's a quick challenge for you: just by reading the synopsis, think what the beginning, the middle, the climax, and the end of this movie is going to be… Done? Well then, I don't know exactly who you are but I'm 99% sure you got it right. So yes the movie is predictable, and does fall into the trap of the many father-in-law subplot clichés. Still the movie is charming enough to not put you to sleep. It is clear that the movie is mostly targeted for the kids but there is still some humor for us adults, or the parents, or the baby sitter to enjoy.

Most of the cast have returned from the original, and they all play their parts well. However the stand outs for me has to be Nigel and newcomer Gabi. Every time they are on screen they put a smile on my face. Nigel is this over the top diva, who wants all the attention on himself because he truly believes he deserves it (well, I won't argue against it!). Gabi on the other hand is a poisonous frog that is deeply and helplessly in love with Nigel (think the popular "overly obsessed girlfriend" meme). She is also probably one of the cutest animated characters yet. These two play many of the scenes that the adults will enjoy as they dramatize popular songs and hilariously re-enact Shakespearean scenes from Romeo and Juliet, and Hamlet.

In essence this movie serves the purpose of being entertaining. Rio 2 is a beautifully made animated movie with a satisfactory plot. There is nothing wrong with Rio 2, but there's not much great about it either. Kids will love this movie, and adults will not feel like they wasted their time.

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