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Di­rected by Car­los Sal­danha. Star­ring Jesse Eisen­berg, Anne Hath­away, Les­lie Mann, Bruno Mars, Jamie Foxx

As this se­quel opens, Blu (Eisen­berg), our do­mes­ti­cated macaw hero, has set­tled down with his sig­nif­i­cant other Jewel (Hath­away) and a flock of wise­crack­ing, an­tic-mak­ing chicks in a Rio de Janeiro re­serve. But ad­ven­ture soon beck­ons. For all the forced jol­lity and mardi gras mu­si­cal num­bers, Rio 2 feels like a dirge. G cert, gen re­lease, 101 min

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