Blame It on Rio (1984) - full transcript

Matthew is married to Karen, and father to teenaged daughter, Nikki. Victor, his colleague and best friend, who is going through a divorce, is father to 17-year-old Jennifer. Matthew's marriage is not going well as well. Just before they are to embark for a trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Karen says she is going on vacation by herself to "think about everything." Matthew and Victor decide to go to Rio with their daughters. The magical atmosphere of Rio, as if saturated with eroticism and languid lusts, takes them by surprise. Victor hunts for every woman, and Matthew, faithful to his wife, modestly accompanies his daughter in her entertainment. But the exciting Brazilian rhythms and frank dances on the moonlit beach do their job. Unable to resist the relentless onslaught of the young seducer, Matthew enters into an intimate relationship with her. Victor is furious when he finds out about an "older man" in his daughter's life, and sets out to hunt him down with the aid of Matthew.

Might've been
the free and easy laughter

in the air

might've been
the moonlight on the sea

might've been
the warm and friendly

feeling everywhere

but something wild
came over you and me

and we felt
our inhibitions

melt away the snow

though we tried to fight it,
you and I

just about the time

should have said hello

we watched our good
intentions wave goodbye

what if we both went
a little bit crazy?

Blame it on Rio

what if our hearts
got a little bit hazy?

Blame it on Rio

what if we
acted like fools

broke a few rules?

What do we care?

Blame it on Rio

what if we both went
a little bit crazy?

Blame it on Rio

what if our hearts
got a little bit hazy?

Blame it on Rio

what if we acted
like fools

broke a few rules?

What do we care?

Blame it on Rio

Rio de Janeiro

bum bum bum bum
bum bum bum

la da da da
da da da

bum bum bum bum?

What happened happened.

You just never know.

One time,
the company I work for

transferred me to an island
in the pacific.

Fantastic place.

I invited my girl
To visit me.

I sent her a postcard
every day

with a single word
on each card.

I wrote...

"found a virgin paradise...

"it's yours-Matthew."

Naturally, they were delivered
in the wrong order.

The message she got was...

"found a virgin.

"It's paradise.
Yours, Matthew."

I never heard
from her again.

are full of surprises,

to say nothing of virgins,

which brings me
to last year.

It had been
a really mixed-up time.

Just when I got to wear
a smaller retainer,

my parents filed
for divorce.

Kinda took the fun
out of smiling.

I'd been working in brazil
out of Sao Paulo,

the new york of brazil.

Sao Paulo is where
all the work gets done.

Where all the fun gets done
is in Rio,

which is where
my wife Karen and I

decided to spend
our last vacation.

I'd never made it there-

by all accounts,

the most exciting, the most
sensuous city in the world.

I didn't know
if this was actually true,

but after 20 years
of marriage,

any fantasy helps.

Victor was coming along,
of course.

That's my friend
Victor Lyons.

He was going through
a bad patch at the time.

This divorce
is gonna kill me.

Phone calls, letters.

Iook at this.
From her lawyers.

Every day something.

If I don't get a letter,
I get a telegram.

We're in more contact

than we ever were

Who knows, maybe the divorce
will save the marriage.

Bite your tongue.

Just one day
in Rio,

you'll forget
all about it.

I promise you.

Tell you the truth,

if it wasn't for Jennifer,
I wouldn't even go.

I don't have to leave town
to be miserable.

It's much cheaper
doing it at home.

When does she get in?

She's on a 3:00 flight.

Imagine what all this
is doing to the kid.

She'll be all right.
Kids are survivors.

Pays to survive, huh?

That's all she wants.

Wish I had herpes.

I say to myself
she likes 'em

handsome and tall

I had to admit

that I'm not
like that at all

I still don't know what
drew her to me overnight?



Let me
look at you.


So are you.


Well, what happened?
You're almost a woman.

I'm strong, too, daddy.
I won't break.

Oh, yeah.
Right. Sure.

Iook, let me take
your things.

Did they feed you?

You must be beat.

Give me your purse

this is some radio

you can get a hernia
from rock and roll.

Poor daddy.

I wanted to tell him

he didn't have to feel
so guilty,

but I just couldn't take
that happiness away from him.

My folks were married
almost 50 years.

Never said a harsh word.

Never said a kind word.

They just didn't speak
is what is was.

And I swore it would be
different for Karen and me.

But something was happening
to our marriage.

Nothing earth-shattering.

Just small signs
that a husband can detect.


Karen, what's wrong?

Nothing is wrong.

Read your book.

But you're crying.

I'll try to do it

Is it something I did?

It's nothing you did.

You would have to do

for it to be something
you did.

Hold it, hold it.

Do you have room
for these, mom?

Put them
in dad's.

Wait a minute.

You've got more
room than I.

Don't be
such a baby.

Nicole is my daughter.

She also acts
as a sort of branch wife.

This bag's a mess.

Thank you,

Would you like me
to teach you how?


Can I put these
in one of yours?

Better not

no problem.
They're perfectly flat.

Then put them
in yours.

I can't.
Nicky's gear is in there.

if you want to use them,

don't put them in here

you mean, if I put these
in your bag,

you won't let me
use them in Rio?

No, Matthew.

I mean, you won't get
to use them,

because you and i
are not going to Rio.

What do you mean?

Exactly what I said.

But we're packing
for Rio.

packing for Rio.

I'm packing for bah?a.


How we doing?


Aunt Karen.

Aw, you look

How's school?


Nice. Tiny.

Hi, uncle Matthew.


You want some help?

I got 2 taxis

Well, I'll be
right with you

everything ok?

Yeah. Just give us
a few minutes.

Help Nicky take
her bags downstairs.

What do you mean,

Club med. For a month.

When did you
decide all this?

Weeks ago.

And you didn't
tell me?

I didn't want
to upset you.

Oh, not until
just the right moment, eh?

When you're
gonna upset someone,

you're gonna do
a proper job of it, right?

This is exactly
what I was afraid of.

What do you expect?

We're supposed to be
going on vacation.

We are going on vacation.
Just 2 different ones.

But why?

You haven't a clue?

Why, am I boring
when we're together?


I'm boring
when we're together.

Who said?


Haven't you said
there were times

you'd rather be
without me?

Ah, that's only
when I'm with you.

Most of the time,
we're too together.

Sometimes we're so us,

I forget what it's like
just to be me.

But when we're apart,
I miss you terribly.


the truth.

Is there someone
in your life?

There's no one
in my life.

No one.

Well, I thought I was.

Barely, Matthew.

Just a little bit more
than I'm in yours.

Iook, I'm sorry.

I- I know I was wrong.

About what

about whatever you think
I was wrong about.

I admit it.

I didn't say you'd
done anything wrong.

All right.
Then I deny it.

Whatever works here.

Please, darling.
Victor's waiting.

The hell with Victor.

Hey, guys,
we got a plane to catch.

She's not going.

What do you mean
you're not going?

What happened?

What, did you have
a fight? What?

I don't have to answer
to you, too, Victor.

I don't get it.
Who packs not to leave?

She's going
to bah?a.

But we're going to Rio.
Didn't we say Rio?

Victor, this is
between me and Matthew.

We did say Rio,
didn't we?

We did.

Then what the hell
is in Bah?a?

Not me.
That's the big attraction.

That's not fair.

What's going on?

Matthew will
explain it all

what do I tell

I'll talk to Nicky.

She's serious.

We're not going
until I change her mind.

The flight without her
was awful.

She was all
I could think about.

I was up to my ears
in my marriage.

Victor was up to my ears
in his divorce.

How you doing?

It's the lawyers.

You'd think
I cheated on them.

They feed on misery.

Show me 2 people
breaking up,

and I'll show you

lawyers flying
lazy circles.

Thank god for Rio-
just the thought of it.

My Rio

Rio by the sea-o

flying down to Rio

where there's rhythm
and rhyme

say, feller

twirl that ol' propeller

we've got to get to Rio,
and we've got to make time

you'll love it

soaring high above it

looking down on Rio

from a heaven up above

send a radio
to Rio de Janeiro

with a big hello
just so they'll know

and stand by there,
we'll fly there

my Rio

everything will be ok

we're singing and winging
our way to you?

Please, could you fasten
the seat belts

and observe
the no smoking sign.

In a few minutes,
we are going to land in Rio.

He's gorgeous!

I saw him first.

How'd you like to lose
about 2 feet off your nose?

You creep!

That's the temper
we all know and love.

I don't have
a temper.

You'd kill anyone
who says so.

Maybe we ought to talk
about boys.


Ground rules.

That's if we get
any boys on the ground.

Come on. He's talking.

I think
we should all agree

on what time you come home
if you're on a date.

How does 11:00 sound,

11:00 sounds good.

I think 11:00
is sensible.


The next morning,

I'm sure.

I don't get made up
till 11:00.

How about midn-



What do you think?

No later.
Midnight's plenty.

Mother lets me
come home at 1:00.

Oh, yeah?

Well, I don't know
if, uh...

well, let's see.
We'll talk.


I didn't say

I'm just
thinking it.

Are we almost there?

I don't know.
Soon I think.

You rented a house,
you don't know where it is?

It's soon.

Soon is all you know?

That's better than later.

Iook at this.
It's fabulous.

It's beautiful.

It's awfully high up,
isn't it?

Why does a house
have to be so high up?

I won't let you fall,

Come on, let's go
see our room.


It's only an iguana.

I hate lizards.

Lizards hate lizards.

Ah. Boa tarde.

Eu sou Matthew Hollis.

She's crazy
about you.

Look at this.

It's an egg.

That's a sign.

It's still warm.
What's it a sign of?


Or an omelet.
Whichever comes first.

Come on,

promise me something.

Promise you'll try
to have a good time.

I say to myself she likes 'em
handsome and tall

I had to admit
that I'm not like that at all

I still don't know
what drew her to me overnight

I must be
doing something right?


Time to get up,
you lot.



We want to get
to the beach early.

Come on, Nicky.

Are you up?


Your father's
so sweet.

I used to have
a crush on him.

Me, too.

Good morning,

or not.

Thank you.

Thank you
very much.

Thank you.

I'm sorry. I don't
understand any-

oh, forgive me.

You don't speak

Only enough
to get my face slapped.

I'm your neighbor.
Eduardo Marques.

Victor Lyons.
Nice to meet you.

Does she ever speak?

It is a blessing.

How about
some coffee?

I will.
Thank you.

You are here
with your family?

My friend and I.
And our daughters.

And your wives

I'm split up with mine.


Uh, should i
be sorry?

It isn't final yet.
We're in the process.

She wants
a june divorce.

She's very sentimental.

Do you miss me
at all?

At all?

Yes, dear,
I miss you at all.

How much is that?

How's Nicky,

They're fine.

What are
you doing there?


It's lovely.

Can you take
a month of that?

It'll give me
a good chance to think

now, what's all this thinking
that you have to do?

I don't want to
shock you, Matthew

but I have been thinking
for years.

We miss you here.

The girls.
Victor, too.

Tell Victor to play
with his settlement papers

I miss you,

A lot more
than "at all."

Take care, Matthew

you, too.


This is our

Uh, Eduardo


This is


Eduardo owns
a restaurant.

I said
we'll try it.

You ok

yeah. I just
spoke to Karen.

uh, all right?

I guess so.
She seems fine.

What the hell's
she doing there?


That's exactly
how I lost my wife.

Uh, no offense.

Thinking about what?

What's there
to think about

listen, we came here
for a good time.

Let's have
a good time.

I'm gonna forget
about your wife.

I'm gonna forget
about my wife.

And you can forget
about my wife, if you like.

What do you say,

I'll try.

What do you mean,
you'll try?

This is all your idea.
This is Rio, remember?

I don't know if I can take
a week of this.



Hello, Peter.

What a nice

Where are
you staying?

We're at
the Verde Oro.

The Oro Verde.

We've got
a house.

Oh. Lovely.

We'll give you
a call.



I've always had
a feeling about her.

You've got a feeling
about everybody.

I didn't know
they were back together.

He had a thing
with his secretary.

Iooks like he brought
his thing back home.

They smiled.

Maybe we should
talk to them.

We can't.

practically naked.

Try to picture them
with clothes on.

I hope I don't
step on anything.

I've always had a problem
handling nudity.

I like it, mind you,

but it is troubling.

Anybody's. Even my own.

when I'm getting undressed,

I almost wish
I could leave the room.

You know what I mean?

This place
can make you crazy.

I think the monkey
likes you.

those are the girls.


Isn't it
a fabulous day?


Aren't you a little
chilly, Jennifer?


I am.

I feel
a little chill

no, really

why don't
we all get dressed

and go in
for a swim?

You're embarrassed.

No, I'm not

Oh, daddy.
Help me, Nicky.

Come on, come on. Hey!

Come on,
don't push me.

Hey, what are
you looking at? Hey!

Come on. Stop.


Come on in,
uncle Matthew!

Poor uncle Matthew.

I don't know why
some people can't get older

without getting old.

Didn't dry
your hair.

It'll dry.

Sure, it will,
but if you dry it,

you won't have to wait
for it to dry.

Where's your towel?

I don't need it.

You need a cold,


Don't "ow" me.

You catch a cold,
your mother's lawyers

will turn it into
double pneumonia.


Let's take some time out

time out

party time is waiting...?

Hurry up, daddy.
Catch them.

What's wrong?

Follow them!

Let's see them
get married.

We don't
even know them.

So? That doesn't

It's Brazilian.

It's a different
kind of wedding.

I'll wait
and catch the divorce.

Come on, Nicky!

What about dinner?

They'll have
lots of food.

Remember, 1:00!

the latest!

They'll be
all right.

They're good girls.


Let's go find
some bad ones.

They're alone.

There's probably
a reason.

They keep
looking over at me.

they're lawyers.

My luck...


What are you doing?

I'm gonna send them
a drink.

Think they'll be easier
to get than the waiter

uh, Victor, let's not
start something here.

A drink is fine,

but after that,
you're on your own.

I didn't come to Rio
to cheat.

Don't ever
use that word.

Is tasting life,

a little magic-

is that

We're a long time

And being unfaithful
will get me that way fast.

You're faithful
out of fear,

is that it

maybe out of fear,
maybe out of habit,

but it's been so long,

I'm definitely
out of practice.

Iook at that.

The one
with the cigar

you like that?

That lady
is my kinda guy.

Don't wait up.

Reckless, impulsive,


not Victor. Me...

as I was about to find out.

I'm on
the groom's side.

Hi, uncle Matthew!



Where's daddy?

Uh, he's-he's not here.

He's, uh, making a friend.

That's my dad.
Want to dance?

No, thank you.
It's not my kind of music.

But listening is fine.

Aw, come on.
The beat's wonderful.

No, it's just that I can't
do any kind of dancing

where you have to use
your body.

I'll wait here.

No, you've got to see
the newlyweds.

Her mother's
a macumba lady.

May I kiss the bride


She says if anyone
deserves a kiss, it's her,

because her prayers

are responsible
for this marriage.

Let's go in.

Go in.
Are you kidding?

I bet that water's

This is crazy.

Crazy's wonderful.

Crazy's the best.

I'm too old for crazy.
Can't we settle for silly?

It's too cold!

No, it's not.

It's not too cold,
and you're not too old

it's-it's warmer

than I thought
it was going to be







A shell.

Make love to me.

I'm 20 years older
than you.



I was wrong.

You're never too old
to be crazy.

I loved that ceremony.

I'm so glad

I thought it was super,

much better than
the royal wedding.


I think we're having
just about the best holiday

we've ever had.

I think
I love this place.

It's so different
from brighton.

Oh, look at these rocks.

Talking about brighton,
look at these rocks.

Oh, yes,

they're extremely
craggy, aren't they?

a craggy place.

It is. Matthew!
Is that you?

That's right.
This is me.

I- it's Peter
and helaine.

Yes, yes. Of course.
I know.

Are you all right?

Yes, I'm fine,
thank you.

How are you?

Here for the month

uh, what month
is that?

This month.

Oh. Oh, this month.
Yes, yes.

This is the month
that I'm here for.

We were just
at the ceremony.

wasn't it?

Is that, uh,
Karen over there?


That's not Karen.
Karen couldn't come.

She's dead.

Not really.

No, no.
She's not really dead.

Not in the sense
that she's not alive.

you are all right?

Yeah. Yes, I'm fine.
Fine, thank you.

I- I just came out
for a walk.

A- and to bury yourself
in the sand?

Yeah. Ha.
Yes, I did, didn't I?

Well, do give us a call
if you like.

Yeah, we're at the,
uh, Verde Oro.

Oro Verde, dear.

Yes. Yes, of course.

Wherever. Ha.

God bless.

Jennifer, wake up.

Wake up, Jennifer.

You fell asleep.

You've been

You had
a very bad dream.

That we were making love.

Probably. Yes.
Probably that was it.

How would you know?


i- I must've had
the same dream, too.

Don't feel guilty.

I don't know
what to feel.

I'm ready for another
dream if you are.



My ex-husband,

he hated
the smell of cigars.

My wife couldn't
stand them.

So, uh...

how long have you and your
husband been split up?

12 days.

Can I tell you

You are my 12th lover
in 12 days.


I don't hurt
your feelings?

Nah. I've always been
a team player.

It is better
making love to someone

when you're not married.

Let's you be
a little kinky.

What is kinky?

I'll show you
in a minute...

well, or 2.

Those are the guys I knew
were standing in line

who would've guessed
that she was already mine?

Though I don't dance

and heaven knows
I'm not that bright

but still
I'm doing something right

yeah, baby?

Ba dap bap buh dappa dap?

Jennifer. You're up.
Did I wake you?

I had to do something.

You're not sick,
are you?

What is it,
your stomach?

Did you eat something?

You caught a cold,
didn't you?

I told you
your hair was wet.

Daddy, did you have
a good time?




Well, good night,

Good night.

Why in the world
she chose me

I'll never know

now every guy
who knows me

envies me so...?

I'll never forget
the way he felt.

The way
we felt.

Nothing's perfect, though.

It'll take a month

To get all the sand
Out of my bellybutton.


Ready to hear
about last night?


First of all,
her name is isabella,

which has to be portuguese
for "perpetual motion."

It was fantastic.

Where'd you wind up?

Aha. You got milk all over
your whiskers, pussycat.

Who was the lucky girl?
Where'd you meet her?

I didn't meet anybody.

Ok, ok.
We'll talk at breakfast.

I want to know
all the details about her.

You can start at the bottom
if you like.

So did you kids have fun
at the wedding?

Oh, yeah. Us kids had fun
at the wedding.


Let me kiss it.

Are you crazy?

They're outside
having breakfast.

Kiss me.

about last night-

kiss me first.

Kiss you?
I ought to spank you.

Oh, please,
and bite me, too.

Now stop that.

Did you get
my sand flower?

Oh, was that yours?
I did.

It was lovely.
Thank you.

You're lovely.

No, I'm not.

You're a fantastic lover.

Don't talk
like that.

Why? Will you tell
my father on me?

There's nothing to tell.
Last night never happened.

I know. I was there
when it didn't.

No, I mean it.
It was just one wild moment.

That's all it was.
You've got to forget it.

We've both got to forget it.

I was just
a one-night stand?

No, no, no, no.
You're more than that.

Am I?

Jennifer, don't.

What's the matter?

You're too next to me.

You want me to go?

You'd better.

One kiss,
and I will.

All right.

A little one.

Good morning, daddy.

What happened to my coffee
in bed this morning?

I forgot.

We're here one night,
and already I've lost you.

Maybe you've
gained a son.

What does that mean?

Should I know
what that means?

That's just Nicky.

"Just Nicky" what?

Being Nicky.

What's on your face?

Whipped cream.

Tell me the truth,

Are you having fun so far?

I want this to be the best
time we ever had together.

I love you no matter

what rotten things
your mother says about me.

She doesn't say
anything bad about you

yeah, but you can't
always believe her.

Hey, not too many grapes.
They're hard to digest.

Good morning, everyone.

Sleep well,
uncle Matthew?

Yes, I slept fine,
thank you.

Hey, another egg.

We really struck fertility
around here.

Must be something
in the water.

Nicky tells me
the wedding was fun.

It seemed all right
the few minutes I-

I was there.

You meet any nice boys?

I wasn't there
long enough.

I asked Jennifer.



One. One nice boy.

Ah, terrific.

What the hell's
the matter with you?

I'm sorry. I'm just
a little jumpy.

What are you jumpy about?

I don't know.

I didn't sleep
very well.

You said
you slept fine.

Then that must be it.

You started smoking
again, too.

Me? No.

I think I'll make
a fresh watercress salad

pick me out a couple
of nice bunches.

No droopy ones


You sure you won't
change your mind

about after dinner

I'm sure.

Isabella's friend's just
been separated, too.

You can't miss

Victor, I am not
looking not to miss.

You know what these are?

Fruta de caja.

Supposed to be
an aphrodisiac.

It's all in the mind.

Want to find out?

No, thanks

you're not seeing that little
lady from last night again?

No, no, no

I won't be seeing
Karen for a month.

Just eat one
and put yourself on hold.

Hello, hello.


How nice. You are buying
groceries together.

You are, how you say,
the queer couple?

Odd couple, odd.

Yes. May I present
senhor Hollis,

senhor Lyons.


Shopping for
the restaurant?

No. Just a few things
for myself.

Good day, my friends.

I wonder if you
can freeze these.

I love doing this.

I haven't fixed dinner
for Jennifer in years.


Gonna put some meat
on her bones this trip

I think she's too thin,
don't you?


Don't you think
Jennifer's too skinny?

She looks just fine to me.

You think maybe that's
why Karen backed out,

so you and Nicky

could spend
some time together

I don't think so.

I don't know.

Maybe, huh?

I bet a son's easier.

Do you really know what's
going on with Nicky?

I mean, like, with boys.

She did ask permission
to go on the pill.

Oh, yeah?
What did you say?

We said yes.

Think of the possible
consequences otherwise.

Not me


I said no.


Jennifer asked me
last summer.

She asked you
about the pill?


And you said no?

I told her
it's up to her

whether she
takes it or not.

Oh, I see.

If she does, it's
without my blessing.

All I care
is that she tell me.

Tell you what?

Well, we have a pact.


What sort of pact?

Well, if she and some boy
are at that point

in their relationship where
they're gonna-you know-

she's gonna tell me first.


Well, before, really.

How the hell
is she gonna do that?

She'll give me a call.

You're not serious

you don't really think
she's gonna stop

right in the middle
of whatever it is

they're doing
and give you a call?

Not in the middle.

But suppose there's
no phone on the beach.

What beach?

Any beach.

If, by chance,
it happened on a beach

on a beach

and I don't say
that it did or will.



We made a pact.

I trust her
not to break it.

What's all this?



So romantic.

No, it's not.
We're just loving fathers.

I love
loving fathers.

Ah, good evening,

Dinner is served.

Oh, I don't
want any.

It's chateaubriand

no steak for me.
I'm a vegetarian.

Since when?

I am no longer
a carnivore.

I don't eat anything
that's ever had parents.

We have artichokes.
They're orphans.

Where are you going?

Out. I need
my sweater.

With him?


What's his name?


You're not going

till I meet him.

You, come here.

this is my father.

Does he speak?

He's a drummer.

Can he beat out hello
on the table?

he's an artist.

He's also
a carnivore.

Come on.

Good. I have you both
to myself.

Whisper low

how you feel

let your eyes
speak your mind

search your heart

am I right?

Is it love
that you find?

Did you know
it could be

a new world
in the making

tonight alone with me?

I could shout
how I feel

but the truth
still must hide

so for now...?

To, uh...

the 2 people
closest to my heart.

2 people who make
me feel that, uh...

well, I must be
worth something,

because if
they love me,

then i, uh

can't be as
bad as someone

who's the mother of
one of those 2 people

thinks I am.

Worthy or not,

I love you both.

I gotta run.


I'm late already.

You're not gonna leave
Jennifer here alone, are you?


You coming with me


Well, then you'll

If she misbehaves,

I want you to put her
over your knee, ok?

Good night, sweetheart

good night, daddy.
Have fun.

Ok. You, too.

There's nothing
to smile about.

This will give us a chance

to straighten this thing
between us out
once and for all.


Are you listening to me?


I was just

the first time
I kissed you.

It was at your

Your mother was
powdering your bottom,

and I said I wante

to be the first man
to kiss it.

And I leaned over,
and I did.

How dare you drive
a tiny baby wild with desire.


They happen to use these
for birth control.

Which one of us
wears it?

I must be doing
something right

you should wear
your hair like this.

What time is it?

About 1:00.
I like it like this.

It makes you look older.

It's almost 3:00.

Pretend it's 1:00.

We've done too much
pretending lately.

You have to go

let me stay.

We don't have
to make love again.

I promise not to
get you excited.

I'll just bite
your neck a little.



I've never spent
the whole night

Nicky must be
home by now.

You always have to
worry about something.

Your father told me
about your pact.

Which pact?
My father just loves pacts.

He said you'd tell him
that if you and a boy

ever, um...

"ever, um?"

Do you think I'd "um"
with a boy?

Do you think
I'm that kind of girl?

I just promised daddy
to make him feel better.

I never meant
to really tell him.

You've got us
both wrapped

round your little
finger, haven't you?

I love you.

I can't think of a time
when I ever didn't.

Jennifer, it's late.

I love it when
your glasses steam up.

Only when I'm with you

you know what I used to
pretend when I was little?

I'm afraid to guess.

That we were married.

You and me

when I was 10.

And I was only 90.

It would be lovely,
being married.

married people

do not go around
getting married.

Then maybe
just a honeymoon.

Off you go

off to bed

it took whatever
strength I had

to send her away.

That's not
altogether true.

If I really had
any strength,

she never would've
been there at all.


You all right?

I'm fine, daddy.

How come you're up
so late?

How come you are?


Good night,

good night, daddy.

P- u!



do you hate me?



Does he tell you
he loves you?


You'll get used to it.

If you want a man
to love you,

you must light
many, many candles

and give gifts
to the goddess iamanja.

The goddess iamanja?

Throw flowers into the sea.

White ones.

If they come back,

it means she has
rejected them.

If not, she has listened
to your prayer.

I'll do it.

And here...

have him
wear this always.

You love me!

The flowers
didn't come back.

You love me.

I want to tell
the whole world!

I'm so happy.
The flowers didn't come back.

You love me!

You love me!
You love me!

Jennifer, for god's sake.


What's this?

It means you're mine.

You know what love
really is?

It's like you swallowed
a great big secret.

A warm,
wonderful secret

that nobody else
knows about.

And that's
how it should be.

Other times, though,

it's more like a song.

A song you want to sing
at the top of your voice

for everyone to hear.

Uh, no, no, no.
It's more like a secret.

Believe me, it is better
as a secret than a song.



I've never called you
Matthew before.

No uncle.

Just plain Matthew

do you love me,

I do.



Secretly but honestly.

No more secrets.

You have t
o tell daddy

I can't!
It would kill him

if he didn't
kill me first.

What's killing is
you can feel one way

and love another.

There is just no way

we can bring this
out into the open.

Who would understand?

I'm not sure I do.

It's over, Jennifer.

It has to be.

I won't let it be.

Lunch, everyone!

It was
just what I needed-

a one-inch god
with a 2-inch penis.



Are you all right?

Somebody has put these
candles outside my-

Jennifer, I don't know
what witchcraft

brought us together,

but it won't keep us
that way.

Can't you give it
a little time?

I'm lying to
enough people now.

I don't want you
to be one of them.

It's not easy
for me, either

so, please, let us both
accept that it's over

before you
set fire to me


we're hurtin'

love was our crime

fixed what we could

but it takes time?


What's wrong?

Where are you going?


For all the wounds heal

when we just speak?

Thank you


why does coffee
always taste better

when somebody else
makes it?


that's me.

You always said we could
talk about anything.

and everything

what is it
is it a boy?

Sort of.

Hey, that's nothing
to cry about.

I'm trying not to.

Oh, daddy.

Something happened

something happened?

With a boy?

Sort of.

What do you mean, sort of?

Sort of a boy or something
sort of happened?

What are you saying?

More than sort of.

How much more?

I slept with him.

You slept with someone?

Why didn't you tell me?

I just did

now you tell me?

What good does it
do me now?

What good is it
supposed to do you

we had a pact.

You were gonna
tell me first.

At least call.

I know, daddy.

Don't cry. I'm sorry.
Please don't cry.

I couldn't
call you first.

He took you
by surprise?

I didn't have
the money.

You didn't have
the money.

What about collect?

You ever hear of
calling a person collect?

We were on
the beach.

On the beach.

Is that where he, uh...
forced himself on you?

I wanted him, daddy.

Where on the beach?


I want to know everything.

The other night.

After the wedding.

There was a wedding?

Whose wedding?

Those people
the other night.

Oh, those people's

There's something else.

You're pregnant.

Illegitimate pregnancy.

It's something you think
only happens to the other guy.

I'm not pregnant.

I'm on the pill.

I thought I told you
not to use the pill.

Is that how you
listen to me?!

Thank god you don't
listen to me.

Well, look, what's
done is done, right?

So, uh...

tell me about him.

What's his name?

Who is he, um,
some kid like you

just out of diapers?

He's older

oh, an older guy.

What, 19, 20?





You made love
to a man of 43?

It's not that old.

It's obscene.
Believe me.

I'm that old,
and it's obscene!

It was beautiful!

Oh, yeah?

And now what...

what's the next beautiful
thing that happens?



You go right from
beautiful to nothing.

Now why is that?

Because he's married.

Close, you bastard, close.

He's married?

I'll tell you
what else he is.

He's dead!

I love him, daddy!

My poor baby.

Just tell me
who he is.

That's all I want to know.

Who is he, Jennifer?

It doesn't matter.
It's over.



Where are you going?

Sao Paulo.


I- I have to.
Something came up.

You can't.

I'll be back,
but I have to go first.


I need you.

I couldn't refuse.

I- I was his best friend,
and he needed my help.

My help.

It was like
asking an arsonist

to become the fire chief.

It's my fault.

The whole thing.

If I'd been around more,

if not for the divorce,
it never would've happened.

The guy's a
father figure,

it's classic. You know
what I'm talking about?


The kid's got
such good instincts.

She feels she's gonna
protect the son of a bitch.

Oh, I have to
admire that.


But I can't leave it
like this.

I've gotta know
who he is.

It's gotta be you,


She loves you.
She trusts you.

Take her out,
will ya?

Maybe she'll
tell you something.

This was it.

The moment had come.

I summoned all my courage.



Where shall i
take her?

First he said
it was over,

then he asked me
to lunch.

It was like
taking crazy 1 and 2.

But I didn't care.

I was so happy,
I wanted to give him a present

something no one else
in the world could give him.

What if we both went
a little bit crazy?

Blame it on Rio

what if our hearts
got a little bit hazy?

Blame it on Rio

what if we
acted like fools?

Broke a few rules

what do we care

blame it on Rio?

It's for you.

Are you mad?
I can't keep this.

Don't you like it?

I think it's pretty.

Get outta there.

Maybe I'll sell it
at school.

Better put it away

before they're selling it
all over tokyo.

Yes, uncle Matthew.

I wish that's all
I was again.

I truly do.

No, you don't,

or you would've never
asked me out for lunch

do you know why
we're here?

I'm supposed to find out
who your lover is

before it drives
your father crazy.

Poor daddy.

Yours or Nicole's?


That poor daddy.
You can't swing a dead cat

without hitting
a poor daddy.

What are you
going to tell him?

He's my friend.

I'll have to lie.

I'll say that you
wouldn't tell me

who your decrepit
married old man is,

but you promised
it was all over between you.

Then you
would be lying.

It's never
going to be over.

Can't you understand?

I'm going to love you

You have got
to stop using words

like "forever"
and "married."


Because I happen to be one,
and we can never be the other.

Jennifer, darling,

even if it was
possible for us-

I mean,
everyone else aside-

you keep forgetting
the difference-

I know, you're
a thousand years old.

It doesn't matter.


you can call me
darling if you like.

It doesn't matter now,

but when you're my age,
do you know what I'll be?

Dead, I suppose.

Dead and a half.

Chaplin and picasso married
much younger women.

Who, in turn, became
much younger widows.

I'd rather spend a few years
with the man I love

than a lifetime
with someone I don't.

Well, if you're
going to use logic

I'll lose my advantage

I like it when you
treat me like a woman.

I mean, outside of bed.

Eat your meat.

So much for
that treatment.

Don't you know any boys
your own age you like?

I don't like boys.

You would if you
gave them a chance

you said hello
to him before.

He looks a decent sort.


The kind that calls
your father "sir"

and tries to chew
the rivets off your jeans?

Age doesn't matter.
I'm going to die young anyway.

Iook how short
my life line is.

That's all rubbish

I practically don't
have one at all.

That's not your life line.

That's your heart line.

Teeny little thing,
isn't it?

You used to hold my hand
before we were lovers.

See how it works?


He's 19. is that
what you had in mind?

19 is perfect.

I've been 19 a couple
of times myself.

Do you really
want me to?

Go ahead.

He was just what
I said she needed.

Young, uninvolved,

I couldn't
have been happier.

Except for a sudden throb
in my temple

that went all the way
down to my heart.

She wouldn't tell you
anything about him?

I'm sorry, Victor.

Not a hint

not a clue to who
the guy might be?

All she said was
that he was confused.

About what?

Between his feelings
for Jennifer

and his feelings
for his wife.

Now he thinks
of his wife, right?

I don't think the poor
bastard ever thought

he'd get so
emotionally involved.

Poor bastard, huh?

If I get my hands on him,
I'll beat him to death

that'll unconfuse him.

A beating is not
the way, my friend.

He's right, you know.

I prefer torture.

What's the matter?

I think I'm getting
strep throat.

I have to get in early.
Thanks for tonight.

Did you tell him?


Well, good night.

Is that Jennifer?

Uh, yeah.

Is she all right?
How'd she look?

Quite beautiful,

She is, isn't she?

I think so

just like her mother.

Another one
of my screwups.

It takes two,

Not to screw up.

First my marriage,
now my kid.

What do I blow next,
our friendship?

If I ever lost that-

I mean, if I ever blew it
between you and me,

that'd be it.

Victor, there's something
I've got to tell you.

I can't bear
to see you this way.

Me, neither.

No, let me finish.

We came here to have
a good time,

and all I've done is
burden you with my problems.

That's not true.

You're a rock. My whole
crappy life is in chaos.

A storm... and
you're the one rock

right in the middle of it
I can cling to.

You're a rock.

Not entirely, Victor.

I mean,
I'm not all rock.

I'm not worthy of you.

I'm not worthy
of anybody.

Victor, Victor,
you can't.

This isn't for me.

What do you think,
I'm crazy?

This is for him.

I'm gonna find him,
and whoever he is,

he's gonna get this
right up the doodah.


Nicky? Nicky?

Where have you been
tonight? Last night?

What do you care?

I'm your father.

Do I ask where you go?

I have been here.

Sure. This is
where the action is.

I've played dumb
so often with you,

I know when you're
playing dumb with me.

I hope I'm as smart as you are
when I get to be your age.

You always said that honesty
should never be painful.

I was wrong.

She's in love, you know.

She thinks so.

If you think so,
you are.

The first is
always the hardest.

You're not the first.

Well, I know.

They're all hard in a way.

She'll get over you.
Just be yourself.

I had to admit Jennifer
had gotten under my skin.

I had no one
to turn to for advice.

What I needed was
objective professional help.

The more trouble
in heart and mind,

the more candles you must burn
for the help of the gods.

How young is the girl?

Uh, she's quite young.

Half your age?

Less than half

how many do I take

take the whole box.

A- ha!


In here.

Come in here!

What's wrong?

Close the door.


Quiet. Wait.

What's going on?

Jennifer's diary.

Her diary?

That's not all.
Iook at this.

You can't look at that.
He took pictures of her.

Oh, I'm sure
he wouldn't.

He wouldn't, huh?

He forced himself on her
at the beach, didn't he?



You can't read that.
That is someone's

personal property.

Are you nuts?
Whose side are you on?

Listen to this.

"Last night
it finally happened.

"We lay in the sand together,
my body next to his.

"My legs, his legs,
each of us the other."


She said that?

I said that.

It goes on and on.

Come on, Jennifer,
what's his name?

A- ha!

Victor, I can explain.

"He's all
I ever dreamed of.

"He's a much better
lover than moose."


Who the hell
is moose?

Must be some kid
at school.

She never told me
about him, either.

How can you send her
to a school

where the guys
are called "moose"

explain what?


You said you could
explain something.

I can. Yes.

I can explain this

it's youth.
That's all

kids exaggerate.

They make things up.
They make people up.

Oh, yeah?

Did she make this up?

"I go to sleep with
his smile on my lips.

"I love his sweet mouth.
His funny little teeth.

"I love looking
deep into his soul

"through his
lovely blue eyes,

"eyes that seem
to see the real me

"for the very first time."

Why are you wearing those?

I'm getting a sty.

Just like that?

How else?

I don't believe it.

She doesn't say
who he is anywhere.


The hell with it.

We got enough clues.

Come on.


You and I are gonna
find that bastard.

Wings to the sky

easy and free there?

Try to think. Didn't
she tell you anything?

You're her best friend.

Sometimes even
best friends

keep secrets
from each other.

A nickname, a pet name.
Where he lives.

Who can remember

everyone she
goes out with?

There's more
than one?

Well, there's the dancer
at the club we were at.

The singer, too.

She's seeing
all of them?

You know how it is, dad.

When you're hot,
you're hot.

Any of these guys
own a polaroid?


Never mind.
Let's go.

Be careful, Nicky.

You're not really gonna
go up on that, are you

I like to live dangerously.
Runs in the family.

Days of your life

these wings to the sky?

I really appreciate
you not saying anything.

My father's had
a lot of experience,

but he'd never
understand this.

I wish he knew, though.

Why don't you tell him

I want your dad to.

He won't.
He's a coward.

Mine's blind.

I'll trade you

I sort of have.

Who'd you send him
to look for?

Just a couple of guys
to throw them off the track.

That's hysterical.

Like the singer
at the club.

He's gross

that's why I picked him.

You think your dad'll
get jealous?

It's the least
I could do for him.

Come up and dance!
Somebody! Anybody!

Don't be shy!
Come up and dance!

Uh, no. No. No.

Not me.
I'm with my friend.

No, I-I can't dance.

I can't!

I can't. I-I don't
know how to dance.

Hi, uncle Matthew.

It won't work,
you know.

Trying to make
me jealous.

You think you're
playing with a kid.

You think you are.

Please, I'm getting
over a bereavement

your father
is out of his mind

what else is new?

And I'm not
much better.


I need time to think
things over.

You don't have much time
at your age, do you?

Did you really go out
with this android?

I think he likes
you better.

See you later.

Well, what do you think?
Is he the guy?

I don't know.

You don't know?

You want one more
dance with him?

That guy's singing
right to her.

It doesn't
mean anything.

What are the words?
What's he singing?

He says...

"his love is the sea

"that goes on
forever more."


"He lives
to return to her

"again and again..."


"And-and beat
against her shore.

I'll give him
"beat against her shore."


Victor, don't!



Victor, stop it!

Victor, don't!

Victor, stop!



He's got brown eyes.

Welcome, my friends.

It's all yours-

the night, the sky,
my city, my restaurant

claudio, champagne

this is not a night
to celebrate.

You did not
find him?

Not yet...

but he can't
hide forever.

Give it a rest, Victor.

You can make yourself
sick over this.

The man is gold.

As a friend
should be.

Now we look
at the menu, yes?

The stomach
also has a heart.


I've gotta
talk to you.

Of course, sweetheart.
You want to be alone?

This is fine.

I love you, daddy,
very much.

I can't let you go around
beating people up...

getting hurt yourself...

what happened...

happened out of tenderness

out of beautiful feelings.

Don't think of it as ugly.

I don't want to.

Just tell me who it is,

Just tell me so we can
get this all behind us.


Eu? Ela louca!

I'll give you
Come here!

Why didn't you tell him?

You wanted me to.


Then you'll tell him.

You'll speak
for both of us.

It could not be me.

No, huh?

I am impotent.

I've seen you in the market
with young women.

Shopping is no problem.

Victor, does he
look 43 to you

I am 57!


All right. 61.

He's too old.
He's not married.

He's not anything
that diary said.

You said kids
invent things.

And you saw her.

She stared
right at him.

It's him!

It's not anyone
we've seen!

How do you know?

Because it's me.



Say something,

Hit me.

Hit him.

Not hitting me feels
worse than if you did.

How'd it happen?

It was my fault.

I take full

That's big of you.

It was the night
of the wedding.

Ah, romance
was in the air.

Birds, music,
dancing, drums.

Everything at once.

Blame it on Rio, eh?

I wasn't thinking
what I was doing.

You understand.

It's only when a man is not
thinking of what he's doing

that you can be sure he's
doing what he's thinking.


You were by my side

the whole time we were
looking for him.

What a horse's ass you
must have thought I was.

I didn't have
the courage.

Who asked you
for the courage now?

Why'd you have
to tell me?

In spite of it all,

I'm your friend.

If you were
really my friend,

you would've kept quiet
about what you did.

Which you never
would've done

if you were
really my friend.

Hit me.


Will you really
feel worse if I don't?


Good night, Matthew.

Wrong is the urge

that I feel to be simple

when the light
falls just right

and her eyes
are inviting me

and who in the world

is immune
to the sensual moon

chills up my spine

tell me
I'm just the victim

without hope to resist

it's a fever
that tears me down

and if by some chance

they should happen
to stumble on a cure

don't tell me

once temptation gets

the best of me

will these restless
feelings stir

there's trouble

once temptation
gets the best of me

then I'm helpless
next to her

chills up my spine tell me
I'm just the victim...?



I want to talk to you.

Did you tell him?


Why aren't you in bed?

I was just going.

Go to sleep.

Come on.

Come on down!

Careful! Careful!

Quick, get in the car.
Come on.

Where are we going?

Nowhere. Get in.

You really told him?
I'm so proud of you.

You're probably
the only one who is.

Oh, Matthew.

Wait, wait

it's got to stop.

We can't go on.
Not a minute longer.

But now that he knows-

it makes our relationship
even more impossible.

Stop hiding behind words
like "relationship."

We're in love. You said.

I was hoping, in my
usual dumb fashion

that whenever it ended

it would be without
your father ever knowing.

But now he does-

must be Nicky.

I'm too old for this.

Hiding in front seats
like a teenager.

Next thing you know,
my skin'll be breaking out

if this doesn't kill
your respect for me-

nothing can.

You didn't really
mean what you said.

Please don't.

That's only
going to work...

and it can't.


good night!


I love you so.


you know you love me.

Don't you understand?

That doesn't matter.

That's all that matters.

I just think you ought
to come right away.

Are you all right?


Dad needs you.
He's in real trouble.

What's happened?
Is he hurt?

He's going to be, mom,
and not just him.

Get your stuff out here!

10 minutes!

We're getting the hell out
of this goddamn paradise!

Up yours!

Jennifer! Let's go


out of my way, blue eyes.
You think I'm leaving

my share of the groceries
here, you're nuts.

Give me a minute.

A minute? I'd like
to give you life!

Stop shouting!

I just want you to know
that I'm not somebody

who hangs around schoolyards
in a raincoat.

Try it.
You'd be very good

I'll give you a letter
of recommendation.

I felt very deeply
for Jennifer.

Real affection.


Even so, I made up
my mind to give her up

I told her
I was giving her up.

You bet your ass
you are!

But I can't.

I care for her too much.

Why the hell
wouldn't you?

She's adorable, sweet,
smart, innocent.

You'd have to be
even more senile

than you are
not to care for her.

I am not senile.

I'm crazy about her.

What the hell are you doing,
asking for her hand?

With this teething ring,
I thee wed?

Is that it?

You want permission
to marry?

Ask your wife first.
That's better manners.

Hey, but wait a minute,
if she says no,

maybe you and Karen
could adopt Jennifer.

I could still see her.
I could baby-sit.

She is a woman, Victor.
She's very mature.

Too bad we can't say
the same thing about you!

I love her.
It's as simple as that

sure, you do!
What else can you say?

I'm serious!

I never thought I could
care this much again!

You say that one more time,
I'll take your head off!


What are you
doing here?

Let Matthew go.

Why did you leave bah?a?
Are you all right?

Nicky called. She said
you were in trouble.

Me, in trouble?

There's no trouble here?

Is that what
you're telling me?

Victor is choking you
just for laughs?

Victor, stop it!
Stop acting like a maniac!

Me? You want
to hear maniac?

Ok, here you go.
Tell her!

Hold it!

It's tough for you.
I'll tell her.

Tell me what?

Brace yourself

stop preparing me!

I've been unfaithful.


Is this a joke?

Wait'll you hear
the punch line.


It's true.

Ask him with who.

Shut up, Victor!

Karen, can we be alone?

I think you have been
alone long enough.

Who is she?


Jennifer who?


Cute little sweet
little Jennifer?


That little bitch.

Wait a minute.
Jennifer's my daughter.

Exactly! How could
you let this happen?

Me? How could i
let it happen?

He had no idea.

Does Nicky know?

Nicky who?
You bastard.

I didn't mean
to be a bastard.

Oh, I know.
It's just a gift.

Is that
your composition, dear?

"What I did on
my summer vacation."

I came here
as fast as I could

because I thought
you needed me.

You didn't need me.
You were fine.

A fantasy come true.

Gidget goes to Rio

and what the hell
is wrong with you?

Were you blind?

I had no idea. They were alone.
I was out every night.

Oh, really?

No big deal.
Just for dinner.

I'm sure.

Why do you have
to explain to her?

I don't. Really.

Exactly. What you do
is none of my business.

What you do is.

But it's important
that you understand-

Victor, this is between
Matthew and me.

I'm not just
an outsider here.

Right now you are.

Victor, you have
every right to be hurt.

I know how much
you love her.

Who said I love her?


Are you saying
you don't love Jennifer?

Of course I love her.
What do you take me for?

Who did you think I meant?

What's going on here?

I've wanted to tell you,

It's what I went away
to think about.

Tell me what?

We're in love.
No, we're not!

What do you mean,
"we're in love"?

What do you mean
we're not?

Quiet, both of you!
I can't lead a double life.

You had that kind
of marriage. I don't.

Are you two
having an affair?


Were having
an affair?

You and Victor?

What's even worse,
Victor and you?

He's offended,
mr. Clean.

No wonder you were so upset
she wasn't coming.

More upset than you.

So preoccupied all the time.
So injured. So self-righteous.

Sleeping with someone else's
wife doesn't count?

At least your wife isn't
anybody's daughter

how could you?

How could I?


Nicky, darling.

How could you?

We were in love.
That makes a difference.


We weren't
just looking for a thrill.

Is that why you did it?

Listen to this...

"Matthew dearest, I don't
want to go on without you.

"I'll dream of you

The last time we were
together like this,

we were waiting
for her to be born.


As strange as it
may sound,

I love you.

Senhor Lyons?


We've done all we can.

She's out of danger.

Thank god.

I had no idea she had
any sleeping pills.

How many did she take?



Your daughter
took an overdose

of birth control pills.

That's not
a problem, is it?

She's not gonna grow a beard
or anything like that?


Is she allowed
visitors, doctor?

One, perhaps, and...

for just a moment.

Hello, aunt Karen.

The doctor said
you're going to be fine.

They pumped
my stomach


I'm not on any kind
of machine, am I?

Believe me, Jennifer,

there's not a plug
in here worth pulling.

All you need is rest.

I've got some sleeping pills
if you'd like.

You're angry.

No. It'll take a while
to be angry.

I've got to get over furious
first, you little shit.

When you get older,

and obviously you're going
to get a second chance at that,

you'll find you can't have
whatever you want,

and there's a price
for everything you get

and sometimes other people
have to pay it.

He loves you.

He told me.

That you talked together
bothers me more than anything.

It's all my fault,

He never had a chance.

Men seldom do.


don't hate me.

It's more like envy.


Go away.


Go away.
This is a recording.

What do you want?

There's no other bed.



And to think
I said I love you.

To who?
To you

you love anything
that stands still.

Unlike some
people I know.

Screw you.

Bloody hypocrite.

I used to feel guilty
about me and Karen.

Just don't think that
my being with Jennifer

lets you off the hook.

Move over.

You don't deserve her,
you know that?

Which one?

Both. Either.

Neither do you.

Karen's not going back.

Like hell she isn't!

I thought
you wanted Jennifer!

Give me some!
Give me half!

Half? You want half?
Who are you, my goddamn wife?

You want to be
Jennifer's mother, too?

Stop throwing
Jennifer up to me!

And you can
stop pretending

you've got some kind
of moral superiority

because you are a fraud!

No wonder you wouldn't
hit me when you found out!

Still want me
to hit you? Huh?

Yeah? How about now?


Get up so I can kill you!


No biting!

Hey! Come here!


Jeez! No kicking!

You can't get rabies
from kicking!


Let go!

I'll kill you!

Shut up!


Watch it!
Those are my balls

are you kidding?

I couldn't find them
with a magnifying glass!

It was quite simply
the worst night of my life.

My embarrassment
compounded by the fact

that Victor
had now slept with

2 out of the 3 members
of my family.

Jennifer, I was just
gonna pick you up.

I got a ride.
Iorenzo drove me.

You all right?
How do you feel?


Where'd you meet

At the hospital.

He took
wonderful care of me.

He's studying
to be a doctor.

I want you
to meet my father.


It's a great
pleasure, sir.


Get your stuff.
We're going.

That's what
I wanted to ask you.


Can I stay?

Stay where?

Here. We still have
the house for another week.

Nicky'll stay with me,
wouldn't you?

Could I?

Are you staying?


Then you can stay.

You don't mind
leaving them alone?

You mean they might not
behave as well as we did?

Lorenzo will
look out for us.

He said he would.

What the hell do I know
about lorenzo?

He's 21.

He's perfect.
I love him.

Ok, I better go call
the airlines and tell them.


Come see the house.
It's beautiful. Nicky?

It all worked out
very neatly...

except for me,
the odd man out.

Well, no complaints.
I made my own bed.

I just never thought
I'd wind up in it alone.

Uncle Matthew,
you were right, you know.

I can't imagine
about what.

That was a dream
I had on the beach

a beautiful dream.

Will you forget me

the minute I die.

I'm serious.
I don't know when.

Your own divorce and
you don't know when?

I can get it tomorrow if I want
to cave in to her lawyers.

it's gonna take months.


At least.

And then?

It'll be over.
I'll be free.


Just about the time
I could be.


Careful, Victor.

Don't let your enthusiasm
run away with you.

Karen, we don't want
to rush into anything.

Not a second time,

Don't panic, Victor,
I have no demands.

We helped each other
through a bad time.

Can I still see you?

I don't think so, Victor.

Why not?

Your fly is open.

Not now.

Just most of the time.

You going to Sao Paulo

I guess.

I'm going to bah?a

it figures.

My hotel room's
paid for the month.

What's Victor up to?

He's packing.


Have you got room
in your bag for these?

Don't you want them
in bah?a?

They're going to bah?a.

I don't understand.

You're going to bah?a.

We've got a lot
to talk about, Matthew.

Do you want to talk?

You think I want
to throw 20 years away

just because of
your foolishness?

Or mine?


it's going to be
a long haul, Matthew.

There's an awful lot
for both of us to forget.

Let alone forgive.


No more "mmms," Matthew.

I want you to talk to me.

Reach down
in your feelings

and tell me what
you're thinking,

what you're afraid of.

I want you to stop
bottling it all up.

I'll do my best.

I'll take your worst, too.
Just share with me.

I'll do my worst.

We better hurry.

Victor... wait.

Come on.

I'm so glad we got to stay.

They're coming.
I'm gonna talk to my mom.

What's happening?

We're leaving.

You and mom,
as in together?

We'll be at club med
in bah?a.

Goodbye, Jennifer.

uncle Matthew.

Nicky, uh...

I love you, too.

We've got a lot
to talk about.

I know.

I'm so glad
you're leaving

I'll see you back
in Sao Paulo.

Goodbye, uncle Victor.

Goodbye, nick.

And thanks
for whatever you did.

I didn't do anything.

Thank god
somebody didn't.

aunt Karen

goodbye, Jennifer.
Take care of yourself.

Try not to play
with anything sharp.

We gotta move.

What's that?


The other thing.

Uh, I-I don't know.


And I've heard
all I want out of you.


I wind up being your driver.

I hope you're better at
that than being a friend.

You're kidding.
After what you've done

I don't know how you can
look me in the face.

Which one, Victor?

Which face did you
have in mind?

It's hard to realize

a whole year has
gone by since then.

Victor finally
got his divorce,

then he and his wife
turned around

and married
each other again.

Victor said it's because
she wanted to get

the other half
of everything he owned.

With Karen and me,

it wasn't really a case
of happily ever after.

We were lucky to get any kind
of ever after at all.

I figure we're a few months
away from happily.

But we'll make it.

You only live once,

but it does help if you
get to be young twice.

...moonlight on the sea

might have been
the warm and friendly

feeling everywhere

but something wild
came over you and me

and we felt
our inhibitions

melt away as snow

we tried to fight it

you and i

just about the time

should have said hello

we watched
our good intentions

wave goodbye

what if we both went
a little bit crazy

blame it on Rio

what if our hearts
got a little bit hazy

blame it on Rio

what if we
acted like fools

broke a few rules

what do we care

blame it on Rio

what if we both went
a little bit crazy

blame it on Rio

what if our hearts
got a little bit hazy

blame it on Rio

what if we acted
like fools

broke a few rules

what do we care