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Attended The Movie Premiere Of Rio 2 In Miami: GREAT Movie!! PLUS Visa Gift Card GIVEAWAY

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How fun was THIS!? I was invited to attend the red carpet premiere of Rio 2. The cartoon was so CUTE. I have to be honest with you — the music was off the HOOK! I got the soundtrack and have been playing it ever since. Parents and children alike will enjoy this animated flick for SURE. And I promise you… you will be dancing in your seats. LOL!

It was a quick trip to Miami and you know I wasn’t complaining. The Northeast is having a winter that refuses to accept that it’s actually spring! When the warmth of the Miami sun hit my skin, I just about melted but in a good way. I had about an hour to change into my dress and then off we went to the screening!



Everyone put on their 3-D glasses and grabbed some popcorn before the movie started. I loved the first movie and couldn’t wait to see what would happen in the sequel.


I particularly found the story to be hilarious because I could TOTALLY relate. A family of city birds making a trip to the Amazon to help friends in danger. They had to give up their easy living / human-like habits and become one with nature. Some of the family members (Blue in particular) had a hard time adjusting and you KNOW I was nodding my head in my seat thinking “I GET IT BLU! I GET IT!” 🙂

Here’s the full synopsis:

The entire cast of the animated smash RIO returns in RIO 2, and they are joined by a new flock of top actors and musical talents. Rich with grandeur, character, color and music, RIO 2 finds Jewel (Anne Hathaway), Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) and their three kids leaving their domesticated life in that magical city for a journey to the Amazon. They encounter a menagerie of characters who are born to be wild, voiced by Oscar nominee Andy Garcia, Oscar/Emmy/Tony-winner Rita Moreno, Grammy winner Bruno Mars, and Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth.

I don’t want to give away spoilers to the film because I like when people walk into the theatre with a fresh and clean mind. BUT —— I have to say that the MUSIC WAS JUST INCREDIBLE!! I mean when Kristin Chenoweth sang her solo I actually FORGOT I was watching a cartoon. I felt like I was on Broadway. The fact that a FROG was making such a beautiful sound escaped me. It was AMAZING!! And when I met her… I TOLD HER THAT. Oh yes, I met the cast and interviewed them!!  A post on the interviews is coming up! Just you wait!!!


Once the movie was over, we got our passes to the Rio 2 red carpet premiere party and off we went back to our hotel – the Fontainebleau. By the way, if you ever go to Miami, I suggest that you stay in this hotel. It was – hands down – the coolest hotel I have ever been to IN MY LIFE. I mean the lobby was like a club. I was DYING!



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The Rio 2 red carpet ended up actually being BLUE. We saw all the stars of the movie walk the press line and do their interviews.  Then the party started!! The dancers broke a Guinness Book of World Record for Samba Dancing! How cool!! I don’t know how many were dancing – but it was so fun to watch!! If only I knew the routine!! UGH 🙂

We were also treated to a concert by Janelle Monae. Can you stand it?! She was amazing! I filmed some of her concert here – check it out!!!


I had such an amazing time with the group!! Stay tuned for the INTERVIEW POST!! We had a chance to interview SO MANY OF THE RIO 2 STARS! What a weekend!! Honestly, I couldn’t believe it. So much fun!!

Rio 2 hits theaters on April 11th. Are you planning on taking the kids to see this movie???



One lucky Lady and the Blog reader receives:

  • $50 Visa gift card to see the film in theaters
  • Rio 2 Plush and Beach Ball

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Courtesy of 20th Century Fox
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* Trip was courtesy of 20th Century Fox.

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Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of LadyAndTheBlog.com. She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.


  1. I didn’t get to see the first one! I would love to see the sequel though! 🙂

  2. I did see the 1st Rio and planning on see the 2nd one.
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  3. I have and I do plan on seeing the 2nd one!

  4. I did see the first movie and I definitely would love to see the second one!


  5. CHRISTINA DUTRA : April 8, 2014 at 12:58 am

    i loved the first one and i will definitely be seeing the 2nd one with my niece.

  6. CHRISTINA DUTRA : April 8, 2014 at 12:58 am

    i loved the first one and i will definitely be seeing the 2nd one with my niece.

  7. I did see the first movie and plan on seeing the second.

  8. Jennifer Marie : April 8, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Yes, we saw the first Rio and we would like to see Rio 2.

  9. We saw Rio in theaters and we plan on seeing Rio 2 in theaters as well. dizzybloom(at)gmail(dot)com

  10. Tracy Robertson : April 8, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    I didn’t see the first Rio but I have been hearing so much about Rio 2 that I am excited to go and see it!

  11. yes we saw the first. we loved it and we are seeing the second one too.

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