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Blame It On Rio (1984). Imagine Michelle Johnson and Demi Moore on Blu.

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#21 of 27 Robin9

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Posted March 24 2014 - 10:28 PM

Blame it on Rio is nicely crafted fluff. Valerie Harper was great in one of her few big screen roles. Demi Moore was nearly non existent and bombed with both this and No Small Affair in 1984.
 

 

I must admit that if, at that time, you had asked me who would become a big star: Michelle Johnson or Demi Moore, I wouldn't have said Demi Moore. Shows how much I know about career prospects in the movies!



#22 of 27 Kyrsten Brad

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Posted March 25 2014 - 12:36 AM

Blame it on Rio is nicely crafted fluff. Valerie Harper was great in one of her few big screen roles. Demi Moore was nearly non existent and bombed with both this and No Small Affair in 1984.
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I wouldn't say that Demi Moore bombed in her supporting role.  IMHO she outperformed Michelle Johnson when it came to quality of acting.  But of course we got to see a lot more of Michelle.   It was in Ghost that Demi really began to shine.

 

She was definitely overshadowed though by Joe Bologna and Michael Caine though.



#23 of 27 Kyrsten Brad

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Posted March 25 2014 - 12:38 AM

"Summer Lovers".....another 'go to movie' of my youth (and early home video, from 1982) Great locations that would certainly look spectacular on bluray and the movie has a great soundtrack, but like "Blame It On Rio" and a lot of those comedies from the early 80s, they haven't aged too well.

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#24 of 27 Michael Elliott

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Posted March 26 2014 - 02:39 PM

The actress was 17 when the movie was filmed including her nude scenes.  I don't know, it really did seem as if Caine was uneasy with EVERYTHING in the movie.  I don't think it was a "performance" but him just knowing he was doing this with a 17-year-old girl. 

 

I think most people would have taken this subject and made it a drama.  The fact that it was a comedy means it could only come from the 1980's. 



#25 of 27 Kyrsten Brad

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Posted May 12 2014 - 02:44 PM

The actress was 17 when the movie was filmed including her nude scenes.  I don't know, it really did seem as if Caine was uneasy with EVERYTHING in the movie.  I don't think it was a "performance" but him just knowing he was doing this with a 17-year-old girl. 

 

I think most people would have taken this subject and made it a drama.  The fact that it was a comedy means it could only come from the 1980's. 

So I've read.   That does kinda explains Michael Caine's underlying unease in his acting for this movie.  Of course that is what the director might have been shooting for.  I think the term "dirty old man" comes to mind.  Anyway I keep looking and hoping for a Blu release.



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Posted May 12 2014 - 03:23 PM

..."dirty old man" ... Blu release.

these are the only words that registered when I saw your comment.  :blush:   I'm sorry... 


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Posted May 12 2014 - 06:28 PM

Knowing that it came from Stanley Donen who produced and directed one of the best, most entertaining dramatic comedies ("dramadies" just doesn't seem an important enough term for this magnificent film) of all time with Two for the Road, Blame It on Rio was a tremendous disappointment to me.







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