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At Theaters: 4/11/2014 On Video:
Rated: G Length: 1 hr. 41 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 600275
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
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Blu, Jewel and their three kids are living the perfect domesticated life in the magical city that is Rio de Janeiro. When Jewel decides the kids need to learn to live like real birds, she insists the family venture into the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in with his new neighbors, he worries he may lose Jewel and the kids to the call of the wild.
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Animated Comedy Musical - Like the first film, this is an animated musical comedy aimed at the entire family, mainly kids. All of the voice actors from the first film are back, plus some new additions. This is safe viewing for everyone though there is brief depictions of alcohol.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Anne Hathaway (Voice of Jewel)
Jesse Eisenberg (Voice of Blu)
Kristin Chenoweth (Voice of Gabi)
Leslie Mann (Voice of Linda)
Rodrigo Santoro (Tulio)
Andy Garcia (Voice of Eduardo)
Jamie Foxx (Voice of Nico)
Director: Carlos Saldanha RIO, ICE AGE: DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS
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Production Notes Heading
It's a Jungle Out There
Meet The Parent - And An Old Friend
Revenge!
The Beat of Brazil
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: None.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Comic hits and falls.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Fleeting alcohol.
ACTION: Chases, soccer.
COMEDY: Silly banter, wisecracks, slapstick, sight gags.
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Roger Ebert Full Review
Average It's a sign of creative desperation of sorts that this return trip to South America is so over-stuffed with subplots and extraneous new characters that it barely stops flapping its plot-propelling wings for a second. As a result, "Rio 2" ends up being not so much about the birds as mostly for the birds.

USA Today Full Review
Average "Rio 2" teems with colorful animated splendor and elaborate musical numbers, but its rambling, hectic, if good-hearted, story is for the birds. Blessedly, the story is devoid of potty humor, but the fish-out-of-water, or bird-out-of-cage, jokes are too predictable.

Washington Post Full Review
Average "Rio 2" is curiously devoid of decent comedy, but the song-and-dance routines, which are beautifully choreographed, lead to the movie's biggest laughs, especially when the contestants keep getting eaten by predators. All in all, though, the movie feels at once too busy and too derivative. That's no easy feat, but it's also one sequel-makers probably shouldn't aspire to.

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Based on an Exit Polling of 57 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
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Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
29
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
2
About 50/50
50%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
2
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
4
High
100%
30+Adults (M)
5
Fairly High
100%
30+Adults (F)
15
High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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D ETAILED S TORYLINE
In RIO 2 we find Blu, Jewel and their family living the perfect domesticated life in the city. The offspring are: Bia (voiced by "The Hunger Games'" Amandla Stenberg), who lives with her beak in a book and likes spouting facts and figures, just like her dad; Tiago (Pierce Gagnon, "Looper") the youngest, who is always up for adventure, especially if it involves destroying something; and Carla (singer/actress/comedian Rachel Crow), the eldest, a spunky teen who longs to get a little space from her protective family so she can express her musical side.

When Jewel decides the kids need to learn to live like real birds, she insists the family venture to the Amazon. Blu tells his buddies of his travel plans, but Nico, Pedro and Luiz warn him of the myriad dangers that could lie ahead in the wild. But the ever-positive Rafael encourages Blu, reminding him that "a happy wife means a happy life!"

Upon their arrival, Blu and Jewel meet the locals, including Eduardo (Andy Garcia), a larger than life patriarch with a firm set of rules, who becomes a comedic obstacle for Blu; Mimi (Rita Moreno), Eduardo's warm and sassy sister, who likes to speak her mind, even to her overbearing brother; and Roberto (singer-songwriter-record producer Bruno Mars), a perfect specimen of a wild bird who charms everyone around him and makes Blu self-conscious. As Blu tries to fit in, he worries he may lose Jewel and the kids to the call of the wild.

Meanwhile, the treacherous cockatoo Nigel plots his revenge on Blu, aided by Gabi (Kristin Chenoweth), a cute poisonous frog who is fiercely loyal to Nigel and though small in stature, possesses a huge villainous heart.

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