1 hour, 36 minutes
PG Parental Guidance Suggested.
for mild off color humor
featuring the voices of:
Jesse Eisenberg ...
Anne Hathaway ...
Jamie Foxx ...
Will i Am ...
Wanda Sykes ...
Jane Lynch ...
Rodrigo Santoro ...
Gracinha Leporace ...
Phil Miler ...
| In this colorful computer animated adventure, a tropical parrot called Blu (voiced by Jesse Eisenberg) who was taken from the forest by smugglers even before he
could learn to fly, improbably wound up in Moose Lake,
Minnesota where he
becomes the pampered pet of mousy bookshop owner Linda (Leslie Mann).
Their life as a couple is interrupted by the arrival of Tulio (Rodrigo
Santoro), who tells Linda that Bluís the last male survivor of an
endangered species and wants to take him to Brazil to mate with the last
female, Jewel (Anne Hathaway).
Itís a mismatch between wimpy, nervous Blu and aggressive, bossy Jewel, but that's quickly forgotten when theyíre snatched by another
team of smugglers headed by Marcel (Carlos Ponce), whose nasty henchman
is a wild-eyed cockatoo called Nigel (Jermaine Clement). They escape,
but chained together, and so their flight is flightless, but happily they encounter a few friends who help them along: a toucan
named Rafael (George Lopez), a canary/cardinal slapstick team called
Nico and Pedro (Jamie Fox and will.i.am) and Luiz
(Tracy Morgan) a drooling bulldog.
After a chase that goes on at a furious pace for more than an hour, some sprightly
musical numbers and an array of typically goofy supporting players what it all adds up to a middling computer animated comedy that's neither great nor terrible - just mediocre. Happily itís
preceded by another high-octane short featuring Scrat, the best
character from the Ice Age movies. Too bad that Rio just doesnít quite measure up.
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