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Rio

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Jesse Eisenberg's charismatic parrot swoops on to DVD and Blu...

 

Jesse Eisenberg sings ! But first , 90-odd minutes of toon capers involving a rare, pampered Minnesota macaw (Eisenberg) shipped off to Rio on a mission to mate with Anne Hathaway’s lady-bird.

But before he can seal the deal, smugglers (and Jemaine Clement’s snooty, scene-stealing cockatoo) stick their beaks in.

The-pet-in-the-wild angle was done to death a couple of years back (Madagascar, Open Season); Rio tries to revive it with a riot of Carnival colour, swooping chases and spread-your-wings sermonising.

The results are sweet, but never soar; you’ll have as much fun with the 15 free levels of Angry Birds Rio.

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