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Rio {Review and Giveaway} #RioMovie

Posted Apr 11 2011 10:45pm

It seems like there are rarely movies in the theater that warrant a special treat out with all of our kiddos. This month we have been fortunate to see not just one, but two! We screened Soul Surfer earlier this month and just this last weekend we were able to attend a screening for the movie  Rio , coming to theaters on April 15th.

While it’s true that we did see both movies for “free”, we would most definitely pay to see them again. In fact, Julia missed seeing Rio with us, so I’ll be taking her to see it this weekend, perhaps with a friend or two.

What’s so special about Rio ? Well, it’s a movie that is full of adventure, tender moments, scenes that had us all in stitches, and toe-tapping music. Ray and I thoroughly enjoyed the film, and even Noah – our fidgety three-year-old, was entertained through the whole thing. Rio is definitely great fun for the whole family!


From the makers of the hit ICE AGE series comes RIO, a comedy adventure about taking a walk on the wild side. Blu is a domesticated Macaw who never learned to fly, living a comfortable life with his owner and best friend Linda in the small town of Moose Lake, Minnesota. Blu and Linda think he’s the last of his kind, but when they learn about another Macaw who lives in Rio de Janeiro, they head to the faraway and exotic land to find Jewel, Blu’s female counterpart. Not long after they arrive, Blu and Jewel are kidnapped by a group of bungling animal smugglers. With the help of street smart Jewel, and a group of wise-cracking and smooth-talking city birds, Blu escapes. Now, with his new friends by his side, Blu will have to find the courage to learn to fly, thwart the kidnappers who are hot on their trail, and return to Linda, the best friend a bird ever had.


Enter to win a prize package, valued at $70, courtesy of 20th Century Fox! My apologies to my Canadian friends – Prizing open to US mailing addresses only.

One (1) winner will receive:

  • RIO Coloring Book
  • RIO: Greetings From Rio storybook
  • RIO Fruit Snacks
  • Ice Age DVD set (Ice AgeIce Age: The MeltdownIce Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and a bonus DVD The Scrat Pack!)

How to enter:

To enter to win this fun prize package just leave me a comment telling me about an adventure you took that brought you out of your comfort zone.. This could be as simple as talking to a stranger, or as crazy as planning a trip around the world in a matter of days. You must leave a comment before 9pm on April 29th to qualify.

For an extra entry you may tweet about this giveaway up to once a day, using both my Twitter handle – @YoungMommy – and the official movie hashtag – #RioMovie. Be sure you remember to leave a separate comment for each tweet.

Good luck!

I know you will enjoy this movie, so head out this weekend to see it and bring the whole family. In the meantime, download your FREE coloring pages::

Color Blu
Color Jewel
Color Luiz
Color Rafael
Color Nico and Pedro

Benefited giveaway

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