When Blu, a domesticated macaw from small-town Minnesota, meets the fiercely independent Jewel, he takes off on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro with this bird of his dreams.
Rio is the latest animation that stars Jesse Eisenberg as one of the last two Blue Macaws on the face of the Earth and Anne Hathaway as his potential lady love. Leslie Mann plays a little girl who finds him when he’s kidnapped the first time and then decides to take him back to Rio to mate. This is actually kind of a cool ecological story, with the requisite silly characters, but the birds in this are gorgeous and the Samba beat is really kind of fun. And Jesse Eisenberg is a surprisingly droll and fun animated voice, so I give it three and a half stars, your kids will love it and the music is fun.