Blame It on Rio (1984)

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Matthew Hollis is man on holiday in Rio with his best friend. Both men have teenage daughters with them. When Matthew falls for his best friend's amorous daughter named Jennifer, they embark on a secret, if slightly one-sided relationship. Jennifer's father is furious when he finds out about the 'older man' in his daughter's life, and sets out to hunt him down with the aid of Matthew!

Film Summary
The 1984 film "Blame it on Rio" is an American comedy directed by Stanley Donen. The main roles are played by motion picture stars such as Michael Caine, Joseph Bologna, Valerie Harper, Michelle Johnson and Demi Moore.

Plot Introduction
The story begins with two buddies, Matthew Hollis (Michael Caine) and Victor Lyons (Joseph Bologna), who choose to take a getaway to Rio de Janeiro. They choose to bring their teenage daughters, Nikki (Demi Moore) and Jennifer (Michelle Johnson), along with them. Victor's other half, Karen (Valerie Harper), is going through a midlife crisis and chooses not to accompany them.

Main Plot
Matthew's other half then unexpectedly decides to not sign up with the getaway, leaving Matthew alone with the women. The beautiful setting, coupled with his midlife crisis, makes Matthew prone to the beauties of Jennifer, who's obsessed with him. They ultimately start a secret affair, starting the primary plotline. Victor ends up being conscious of Jennifer's involvement with an older guy; he's annoyed, not knowing the guy really is his best friend Matthew.

Dispute and Climax
Matthew discovers himself in a progressively tight circumstance. As he struggles to end the affair without disturbing Jennifer or revealing the reality to Victor, he's constantly on edge. The tale spins into chaos as Victor hires a private investigator to find out the identity of the guy seducing his daughter. On the other side Jennifer, deeply in love, is consistent on not letting the relationship end.

The climax sees Victor finding out Matthew's secret through a photo supplied by the private investigator. Even though outraged at first, Victor eventually forgives Matthew and understands his scenario, choosing to manage the circumstance maturely. The comedic saga ends with Matthew reuniting with his spouse and realizing the substantial values of his own household. As for Jennifer and Nikki, they return to their normal teenage life.

"Blame it on Rio" is a comical take on midlife crisis, relationship and relationships. Set versus the picturesque landscapes of Rio, this movie gives the cinema an unceasing flow of laughter and drama. With an outstanding cast and an outstanding director, this film provides the pleasure of an old-school romantic funny while carefully mocking human weak points in the face of temptation. Though slammed by some for its subplot and its representation of relationships, it has stayed memorable for its humor, star efficiencies and gorgeous setting. In general, "Blame it on Rio" works as a funny tale of misadventures of friendship, love and life.

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