Monday, February 6, 2012


After a bit of reluctance, I relented and watched Rio with Mark and the kids. Mark had already taken Luke to see it in the theater last winter, and then we watched together as a family when it came out on DVD a few weeks ago. I have to admit that I absolutely LOVED it.

The majority of the movie takes place in Rio, but I have to give props to Minnesota, because some of the characters are from Moose Lake, MN, which is a real, live, small town in MN (wouldn't you know it, I used to run track against Moose Lake). 

After watching Rio with the kids, I bought the music and put it on my iPod. OH MY GOODNESS. I know I'm going to lose all my street credit by writing this, but I really like percussion. Seriously, love percussion. And since Rio is famous for Samba, there is percussion a-plenty. The boys and I have had a blast dancing around the living room to the bird-laden beats. 

I love it. I'm probably a little bit 'gangsta.  


husband said...

What is a DVD? ... Our family only watches BluRay or BluRay3D. C'mon.

Abby said...

Love it!! I'm a sucker for syncopation, so I get the percussion infatuation thing. :) Thanks for the pick-me-up! I needed that!

Lorrene said...

Thanks for the recommendation; we'll have to put that on our Netflix queue. I'm a birder so I'd be interested to see how scientifically accurate it is (not that I know a lot about what the birds do in Rio though!) The music sounds fun; I bet my kids would love to dance to it too!


Mallory said...

Lorrene, I would give it a shot! It's definitely not an informative movie about birds, but the colors and animation of the birds on screen is really stunning. I think the kids would like it, too :)

Anonymous said...

just downloaded and the kids are freaking out!! fun fun!! hope you are enjoying your new home and getting settled in! thanks for the recommendation..we are rocking out here!

Detta said...

kids+percussion=SO MUCH FUN! Can't wait to download!