Rio The Movie: A Review & DVD Prize Pack Giveaway! #RioFriendshipDay


Summary: LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (June 14, 2011) – As summer heats up, spread your wings and celebrate with the funniest birds in town! The all-new comedy-adventure RIO comes to Blu-ray and DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. RIO brings together vivid characters and colorful backdrops amidst energizing Latin and contemporary tunes, creating the ultimate family-friendly music and dance experience for audiences of all ages. In addition to more than one hour of special bonus features and materials, consumers will have access to all-new exclusive levels of the smash video game hit Angry Birds Rio® that showcase your favorite characters from the film!

Captured as a young bird from the wild, Blu (Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network) is a domesticated Spix Macaw living thousands of miles away from his homeland, Brazil. When his human owner Linda (Leslie Mann, 17 Again) discovers that he is the last male of his kind, they head south to Rio de Janeiro to meet the only other female. But it’s far from love at first sight between the socially-awkward, flight-challenged Blu and the fiercely independent, high-flying female, Jewel (Anne Hathaway, The Princess Diaries). Shortly after Blu’s arrival, the two rare birds are captured by greedy animal smugglers and find themselves lost in the Brazilian rainforest. Unexpectedly thrown together, they embark on a hilarious and clumsy adventure where they learn about friendship, love, courage and spreading one’s wings to fly.

A Mom’s Perspective: This movie is fabulous! We were given the opportunity to preview the dvd for our family movie night last week. I have said many times how picky I am with my kids watch. Family movie night is always a time I try to find something appropriate for the children but also fun for mom and dad! Rio was the perfect combination of funny, through provoking, clever and innocent. It was simple enough for my toddler to enjoy while being meaningful enough for mom and dad to stay intrigued. My 5 year old was captured by Blu and the entire gang.

As Blu and his owner, Linda set off to Rio to do their duty to save his kind, they are faced with many challenges. Blu is presented with a whole new world. And even though it is a world he should be comfortable in, he is not. He is very much out of place. He has a major issue in that he can not fly. In his domesticated life that he had lived it simply was not necessary and was not a problem. But in this new environment it was essential to know how to fly. After a crazy journey that separates Blu from Linda and throws him into this unfamiliar world, Blu learns who he is and what he is capable of. He literally spreads his wings!

It is a great story of finding yourself. It is also a great story of love and friendship. You can see the love of Linda and Blu as well as new love that blooms during the story. Love is powerful and will cause you to do what you never thought possible!


I highly recommend Rio for your family! It is available for pre-order through Amazon now. Rio (Blu-ray/ DVD Combo + Digital Copy)is $25.99 , Rio: Two Disc Party Edition is $31.49 and Rio on standard DVD  is $15.99. It will officially be available for purchase on August 2,2011.


I am very excited to be able to offer 3 lucky winners a Rio Giveaway!

Grand Prize: 1 Rio basket that includes plush Blu and Jewel dolls, a Rio-branded beach ball, stickers, magnetic photo frame, notebook and key chain, as well as beach visors and a DVD  (not pictured). This exclusive prize pack is in conjunction with National Friendship Day.

2 Runner Ups: Each will recieve 1 copy of Rio on DVD


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Mandatory :
In honor of National Friendship Day, tell me a a short 1 sentence story of personal friendship. (Examples include: I have lunch with my girlfriends each week. I talk to my best friend daily. I helped my best friend deliver her baby. My best friend helped me by… ) Whatever comes to mind when you think of friendship and your life.
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This Giveaway will end 8/11/11 11:59 PM CST

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  • Tonya Payne

    I have the greatest best friend in the world. She is always there, mostly by phone.

  • Suzanne Harshberger

    I love hanging out with my best friend my Husband!

  • A true friend is there whenever everyone else has walked out! They will stand beside you no matter how rich or poor you are. They will accept you as you are. True friends are very hard to come by!

  • Patricia Barker

    I have not been able to see my best friend in 12 years. We have been friends since 6th grade. We only get to talk on FB or phone. She helps me anytime I need her and I do the same. There is nothing we wouldn’t do for each other. Across the miles and years.

    • I have a friend like that. Thank goodness for modern tools like facebook and skype!

  • Jessica E.

    My husband is my best friend. We occasionally get to talk to each other in private. LOL 😀

    • haha I love that. Privacy is a luxury these days!

  • Lorraine Smith

    One time when I was a single mom of twins and the school I worked for closed down, she sent me a check for $1000 to pay for my rent and utilities. She wouldn’t give it to me in person since she knew I wouldn’t accept it.

  • stacey

    I talk to them everyday..just catching up on how our day went or is gonna be like..

  • Chrissy McPherson

    I have girls lunch every 2 weeks to catch up on my bffs lifes. Me having kids & them not make it difficult sometimes, but we just have to make time for each other. I am who I am because of my friends!


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  • Valerie A.

    I am spending the weekend with friends from college…I love when we can get together like this!

  • wendy

    My friend and I teach together and we have breakfast together every morning before classes begin. Over summer break, we get together once a week to hang out and let our girls play.

  • Linda

    A group of us get together about once a month for “girls night out”; we go to dinner, sometimes karaoke – whatever we feel like doing at that particular moment.

  • Kris

    I talk on the phone with my best friend daily. We don’t live close but, we try to get together at least once a month.

  • Jennifer Hollis

    My best friend was my maid of honor in my wedding over 9 years ago and then I got to be a part of her big day when she got married this past October. Now she just got her first dog and I can share all of my dog knowledge with her.

  • gina sandoval

    My bff always makes my day better!

  • My friends an I have a weekly “card night”, we may not always play, but we always get together and each bring a drink or snack to share.

  • Denise Potts

    My best friend and I helped each other adjust to living in a foreign country.

  • Brandi

    My best friend always makes me smile.

  • Darci Fields

    I speak with my best friend daily by phone or the internet because we live 2 hours apart. I wish we could see each other more often, she is such an amazing person! Her daughter was born with cerebral palsy and I admire how well she can handle dealing with the struggles that her daughter has. I know you asked for a sentence but one sentenced wouldn’t do it! lol

  • My husband is my best friend and a pretty good one too! :)

  • jodi leah baird

    my boyfriend of 3 years which i met him online and i moved 3 hours away from where i grew up to be with him.Is my best friend i havent met to many folks here (that i like lol) so we try to take and make a date or movie night on sat. he works 3rd shift so dont get to see each other a whole lot we try to sit and have sat. just for us!

  • Amanda

    We text each other words of inspiration weekly

  • My best friend and I live 5 hours apart, but if I’m traveling through close by at all I’m going to visit her even if it means driving in Chicago traffic.

  • Lisa Ann Hillberg

    My best friend Maria & I have been friends since we were 10 yrs old…We’ve always lived close to each other & been in contact…I’m her daughter Mayli Ann’s Godmother…Though we both moved away a couple of times…We’ve always been in touch…Now we both live in the same city again…Not too far away…

  • My best friend lives 600 miles away, so we communicate through Facebook IM, Emails, and Texting. We watch tv shows together and text the whole time, LOL

  • Jill A.Collins

    I have many acquaintances, but my husband is absolutely my best friend in the entire world.

  • Wendi

    I got in touch with an old friend of mine a few days ago

  • My best friend has always had my back and vice versa. She has always lend her ears, hands and most of all her heart!! Without her life just doesn’t mean much!! I have not been able to talk to her recently and miss her like crazy!! I tell you one thing a friend is someone you treasure with all you got no matter what. When you both share a special bond hold on to it tight and never ever let go!!! Friendship is very important to me especially that I never ever had any sisters!! So Lisa Brudner Jabrane is an will forever be my sister and my best friend!! Love ya for being there always …..

  • Terri S.

    My best friend is always there for me 24/7 and she knows I’m always there for her 24/7. It is so wonderful to have that kind of friend! :-)

  • Chelsei Ryan

    My hubby is my best friend.

  • Anne Loyd

    I talk to my best friend everyday!

  • Jackie

    I talk to my best friend on the phone at about 10:00 every day!

  • Jackie

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  • carmen pappaterra

    my best friend is my old daugther, she’s like a sunshine when I have problems or just when I need a little happiness, ever has a viable solution for all

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  • Stacey A Smith

    My Best Friends are these 3 Cats I have that are always with me when i read one will be in my lap when I’m on the computer there will be one or two laying beside it.There to keep me Company.

  • sheri grennille

    i play bunko with at least 10 friends every month and we use facebook in between to stay in touch.

  • Faith Parker

    My mom is my best friend. She’s the only one that I could always count on. I mean, yeah, she can drive me crazy, but I drive MY KIDS crazy, so it comes with the territory!

  • Faith Parker

    I follow via GFC

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    I like your page on fbook!

  • Faith Parker

    I like (or should I say LOVE) Rio! on fbook!

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  • Cheryl W

    My best friend and I have known each other for over 20 years. We have seen each other through so much!

  • Claudia N

    Once a week we have a dinner with friends

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  • Carole Spring

    My daughter is my best friend. Her smile, the sound of her voice, her cheerful attitude, and her love brightens my life.

  • My best friend has stood by me through my divorce and stupid relationships–through thick and thin!

  • Cheryl Shaub

    My best friend takes me & my 3 kids to BJ’s at least once a month. :)

  • Mindy

    My husband is my best friend- without him my world would be upside down. Even though we don’t have time to ourselves like we used to since having our 3 children we spend all of his days off together and make sure after the kids are in bed we do something together. Relax and watch a movie, read together, or just simply talk. He is all that I need!

  • Taylor Dunn

    Friends make my week a little better:)

  • Alicia Boarts

    My best friend helped me get through nursing school.

  • Daily Woman

    I try to have a friends night about once a month so we can get together without the kids. We usually have dinner or coffee.

  • Tina Bartunek

    I talk to my best friend every couple of days!

  • Jakara Jackson

    My best friend is my mom :)

  • Nikki southern

    My husband is my best friend, we share everything from the smallest stories to the biggest laughs.

  • Kimmie Barnes

    My BFF and I have been feiends since we were toddlers. We know live across the US but still stay in touch.

    Kimmie Barnes

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  • Jenny Antasek

    I talk to my best friend in Germany at least a few days a week, even if I have to be up in the middle of the night to do so! <3

  • Lisa

    My best friend & I planned both our pregnancies together (both children are 6 months ago).

    • Lisa

      “apart” 6 months apart

  • Juleah Brewer

    My mom is my best friend and I talk to her on the phone at least once every day!

  • Melissa

    my best friend and i watch all our favorite movies together like rio!

  • Amy Otrosinka

    My best friend and I love to go shopping together.

  • Terri V

    To me friendship should include family. I took my sister-in-law’s three children for three weeks, so that she could try to work out somethings with her husband and the children not have to suffer through it. I have a friend who is getting a divorce and moving to my area, she is living with me and my family until she finds work and gets on her feet.

    • Tanya


      This is so awesome that you would have done this everyone told me I was crazy for doing this with my sister kids. I took my nieces for about two weeks when my sister and her boyfriend was having problems. Friendship is bout family and family should be about friendship. I love the get togethers every week with mine I wouldnt trade it for nothing in the world

  • Chevy

    My best friend (my husband)gave me my 2 beautiful children and is still giving me lots of happy memories.

  • Tonya

    Once a week me,my sister,my mom,and my sister n law and her mother and both grandmas try to get together and have a girls day out and just catch up. Sometimes we end up with my wonderful nieces that I love with all my heart but there getting to be 8 and 5 now so they think there going on 21 and know all about girl talk lol! Getting together and spending this time with my family is so precious exspecialy to have all the best girlfriends right there with you to catch up. It lots of fun and lots of memories! Sometimes we go out and eat and other times we just meet up at the park or at one of our houses.

  • My best friend is my husband. He’s been through it all with me and we will celebrate 10 years of marriage next month. I couldn’t ask for a better best friend to be by my side from the time I told we couldn’t have children…to the Lord blessing us with 2 beautiful daughters…all the way to their health issues and our oldest’s surgeries. He’s my rock through it all.

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  • Brandi W.

    My best friend is my Mom,(other than my husband)She has always been there for me. I don’t know what I would do without her.

  • Jill Godbout

    I send a Facebook message to my BFF weekly. We’re both super busy, but it’s something easy I can do to let her know I’m thankful to have her friendship.

  • Michal David

    Trying to get a weekly girls night with my neighbors that are very good friends :)

  • Teri Martinez

    I meet up with my friends when possible for girl talk. It’s always nice to catch for hours a time in person.

  • Paula Brown

    Once a month A bunch of us from our old job gets together for lunch and see how everyones life is going,

  • Michelle Gregory

    My best friend has moved to California and now Virginia Beach but still comes to visit me in Pennsylvania whenever she can.

  • angela webber

    My best friend is my husband and we spend all the time in the worl together at home and work.

  • Courtney

    My friend thanked me for being there for her during her change of command.

  • My best friend has been in my life for 31 years! We both grew up in Kentucky and now we both live in Florida!

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  • Jill Lombardo (cape coupons)

    On the first day of Kindergarten for our sons, we are having lunch and going to the spa to take care of each other on this big day.

  • Cherri Romine Bosecker

    My 2 bestfriends I talk everyday and then every week we plan a girls night out that is cheap or free, and then once a month we do a big blowout dinner, movie or whatever.

  • Melissa Purpura

    I have known my best friend since sixth grade and he always takes me on crazy adventures.

  • Shandi

    my best friend and I try to hang out at least once a week between my brain cancer and work. we love to hang out at the beach.

  • Me and my best friend text or call each other every day. We also let each other vent about things that are bothering us. It’s nice to have someone that just listens!

  • stefanie

    my best friend and I talk daily on the phone and keep up to date through texts and stuff!

  • Lisa Flores

    My sister is my bestie:) We do everything together, life has been rough but we have always stuck together. She has helped me through so much I know this was an example but shw was there for me through all 3 of my deliveries.

  • I talk to my best friend at least once a week and go to lunch often.(Phyllis Dolen)

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  • Jazmin Miranda

    my bestfriend is my husband, and we have our lunch dates together with our son. but i usually go to a girls night out with my friend or grab a bite.

  • Jessica Ware

    My best friend and I always do our grocery shopping together and our ritual is always to indulge in a little Chinese food before we hit the busy stores.

  • Brandi

    My mom is my best friend. She is always there for me.

  • Debbie McLeroy

    Myoldest daughter is my best friend we have been through alot together and just keep getting closer as the years go on

  • Amy Adams

    My friends help me get thru rough days :)

  • Amanda Chapman

    My best friend has stuck by me through thick and thin.

  • I meet with some of my girlfriends every Wednesday for food and fellowship.

  • Liz

    My girlfriends and I go out once a week to celebrate being friends. Girls night out! It helps us stay connected with each other since we all have families now.

  • I talk to my BF on the phone every day once I get off of work.

  • Eimy Gonzalez

    My best friend lives in Puerto Rico an dI live in New Jersey, but it feels like we live right next door to each other because we talk on the phone every day and email throughout the day.

  • Tesia Brown

    My friend and I get together every week to hang with each other and our kids and then we switch off babysitting each other’s kids too! :)

  • Friends have made me a better person. :)

  • Ashley H.

    I get together with my friends once a month at Starbucks to catch up and get away from the kids and husbands.

  • I talk to my best friend of 33 years online nearly every day and she comes out to visit about once a year.

  • Denise

    After a tough week my girlfriends and I go out for margaritas!!!

  • Venessa Gilliland

    I live in IL and talk to my best friend in IN about once a day.

  • Tara L

    My mom is my best friend. I talk to her (almost) every day, and when I don’t, I freak out!

  • Jessica King

    I talk to my friend every morning just about on the phone!

  • I love that I get to talk to my best friend every day!

  • Shannon

    My best friend spent 2 days making cake pops for my baby’s 1st birthday. That’s true friendship!

  • shannon gallion

    my best friend and I make a date at least once a week to do whatever!

  • I unload with my friends over coffe in the afternoons! What are friends for?

  • Pauline M

    Once a month, my girlfriends and I go out for a breakfast dinner. We have a little hole in the wall that serves breakfast all day and it’s wonderful. We will spend hours munching on our huge waffles and chatting!

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    we vacation together when we can
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  • Kris I.

    I talk to my girlfriend every day over playing scrabble on the computer! we leave messages for each other!

  • My best friend lives far away, but she’s supported me through decades of friendship and always makes me feel good about myself!

  • I don’t have many real life friends :( Wish I did.

  • Amanda Alvarado

    My bestest friends are my mom and my dh! :-)

  • My best friend lives 110 miles away so we talk on the phone about once a week and e-mail a lot. Rita Spratlen

  • nan

    i have had my best friend since high school, can tell her anything
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  • Btrflywmn

    I have been friends with my bff since 4th grade, we don’t live close enough to hang out but call each other often.

  • paula L.

    I talk to my BFF every day and we usually spend Sundays together.

  • Heather Trevino

    My sisters are my best friends!

  • shantel davis

    Me and my bestfriend talk daily on Facebook and meet up when we can and have our kids play together =]

  • CAitlin

    My bestfriend and I help set up eachothers classroom.

  • kelley

    My cousin is my best friend and we don’t get to see each other enough

  • tammye kuczewski

    my friends and I try to get together atleast once a month for coffee just to catch up on life

  • amanda james

    We text and talk everyday just to make sure each other are okay.

  • sheri street

    My best friend stayed in the delivery room with me for the birth of my son!

  • Chantel McLaurin

    Me and my sister took our kids to see RIO in theaters and it was my sons first movie. He loved it and thankfully sat through the whole thing. Me and my sister get together at least once or twice a week to go to the pool or do crafts and go shopping, with coupons of course!

  • Vanessa Viveros

    Me and my friend April love to coupon together! Its great fun. :)

  • Diana C

    I work out w my gf a few days a week

  • Cassie Eales

    My best friend and I got pregnant at the same time, and although it wasn’t close enough to deliver together we got to share tons of pregnancy ups and downs together!

  • Brenda S.

    My bestfriend and I used to get in alot of trouble together in high school, but we had so much fun everytime trouble found us 😉

  • Veronica Painter

    My mom is my best friend!

  • Gina H.

    Like Rio the Movie on facebook.

  • Vanessa Viveros

    Hope I win!

  • Christina Domingue

    I try to stay connect with my friends everyday. even if its just a text to say hello and have a great day

  • Brandy L

    I wish I could say something wonderful about my friend, but I can’t. When I started having children the one that I called my best friend slowly stopped talking to me. When I had my daughter she quit talking to me completely. Now I have my husband and my family and I wouldn’t trade them for the world

  • I try and see my friends at least once a week, its important to keep contact

  • Belle Windham

    My mom is my best friend.

  • My husband is my best friend we met in highschool and have been together ever since, like 17 years, GASP. I was out of town last week and it’s even better when we get home!

  • Leah Walker

    My best friend is my husband. Really. We were friends long before we were anything else. I think that’s why things have worked out as well as they have.

  • Leslie S.

    I skype with my best friend daily as she is over 1,000 miles away.Thanks!

  • This sounds corny but my husband is my best friend. I have lots of friends but I can honestly say I am lucky to have him as my best friend.

  • chris swan

    I talk to my best friend and mom every two days usually after the kids go to bed and keep up with what is going on in her and my life.

  • Mchelle Smith

    I love that my kids brought me and my friend together.

  • My best friend from college has moved 4 states away. We try to fly and visit each other every 8 months or so. We talk regularly and are actively working to keep this valuable friendship close!

  • staci wells mefford

    My son and hubby are my bestest buddies!!

  • lori

    i did everything for this awesome contest… i would like to see this show so bad… i have the angry birds Rio on my ipod touch it’s so fun.. my twitter name is @rsdmser.. this would a nice package to win.

  • Kelly McCormick

    I talk to my 2 best friends everyday!!!!

  • Bonnie Lacroix

    My best friend happens to also be my twin sister and I love that we take off randomly with our kids to go watch the barges come in, swim or just play in the sand.

  • Brooke Hoke Parr

    I married my best friend! My husband is the one person who truly “gets” me & we have been married for almost 11 years now!

  • Sarah S.

    My mom lives 650 miles away from me and we talk on the phone every day.

  • amanda

    I text or email my bff of almost 20 yrs everyday!

  • Charity S

    We have a girl’s night in every first Saturday of the month.

  • Katherine B.

    I spend 1 day each week with my best friend having a girls day and catching up! =)


  • Lea Fury

    i got to see my bestie over the summer for a whole week we haven’t got to see each other for 8 years and it was awesome we picked up right where we left off!!

  • Melissa Williams

    Some might think it’s sad, but I’m just fine with the fact that my daughter is my best friend. I’m a military wife who has lost all my friends back home and have yet to make new ones, so I do everything just me and my daughter.

  • misty wilson

    I talk to my best friend every day since I am lucky enough to work with my bestie!

  • Jenny

    I talk with my best friend often and we go out once a month or so.

  • Erin R

    My dear friend (who is pregnant as a surrogate), her husband and 2 children offered to let my family of 4 come live with them for a year since we’re down on our luck: that’s friendship!

  • Jennie S.

    One night a month, we go on a moms night out.

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