RIO (Carlos Saldanha)
Rio is a fun family film for its breathtaking colors and locale (yes it is animated but the setting is pretty impressive) and the amount of humor that actually hits the right timing. Leads Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway who voice the two Blue Macaw birds Blu and Jewel have chemistry, but for future reference let us restrain Eisenberg from the singing parts.
The plot is an exciting escape adventure of the two leads against their human captors who wants to trade them for money; there are also colorful supporting characters along the way, including Tracy Morgan as a drooling bulldog, but what makes RIO worth watching is the overall experience. The music, the heart of the movie, and maybe even the eco-friendly undertones.