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June 20, 2004

DVD Not for Dad

Dear Vanessa --

I was flipping through a bin of DVDs, all of them sporting stickers reading "DVDs for Dad!" -- evidently a special Father's Day promotion -- when I ran across the worst idea for a Father's Day present I've seen this year: a bargain-priced copy of "Blame It on Rio."

If you don't know what makes this movie such a bad one to give to Dad, Amazon's page on it here will enlighten.



posted by Michael at June 20, 2004


I love the way our deepest darkest impulses are given a pass in America as long as they're packaged "cute."

Posted by: ricpic on June 21, 2004 9:59 AM

I seem to recall that, when this film was released in the mid 80s, it's focus was on the lead starlet, Michelle Johnson, and she got all the publicity. Ironically, it was her co-star, an unknown (and as-yet-unsiliconed) Demi Moore that made the breakthrough. Where is Michelle Johnson now?

Posted by: Michael Serafin on June 21, 2004 1:36 PM

You see Demi Moore topless (but then, who hasn't seen that by now?) but topless before boob job.

Posted by: annette on June 21, 2004 3:40 PM

"My Father the Hero" is an amusing counter to that deep dark impulse. Dads might not be entirely comfortable with it, but I find mothers love the film.

Posted by: j.c. on June 22, 2004 12:02 PM

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