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YMMV / Blame It on Rio

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  • Best Known for the Fanservice: The film is remembered for Demi Moore and Michelle Johnson's nude scenes, but above all for the scene in which Michelle Johnson's character takes a naked Polaroid selfie as part of an attempt to seduce her dad's best friend — who's played by Michael Caine, making this a May–December Romance with a large dose of Squick. Well, that and the controversy caused by the fact that Johnson's character is underage and Johnson at the time was actually underage in real life. (At least Demi was already legal.)
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  • Harsher in Hindsight: The film's plot begins with Victor going through divorce, while Matthew is having marital problems. Director Stanley Donen and his wife Yvette Mimieux divorced a year after the film was released.
  • Overshadowed by Controversy: If the film is brought up nowadays, it's most likely because of the fact that the character of the underage girl who seduces an older man is actually played by a underage girl.
  • Values Dissonance: Let's just say that it would be hard nowadays to do a movie about an underage girl sleeping with an older guy that portrays that act in a light-hearted, positive light; and it definitely would not be done with the underage girl actually being played by an underage girl.


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