The Real Macaw

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  • G
  • 1999
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 5.4  (530)

The Real Macaw is a 1998 family comedy adventure movie directed by Mario Andreacchio. This Australian movie tells the story of a boy and his relationship with a talking macaw named Mac, which he inherits from his late grandfather. The story begins with young Sam (played by Jamie Croft) flying to South America after inheriting his grandfather's estate, which includes a vast coffee plantation located near the Brazilian rainforest. Soon after arriving at his grandfather's estate, Sam discovers that his grandfather has left him a somewhat unusual gift, an intelligent and talkative macaw named Mac.

Sam is initially stunned to find a bird that can converse like a human, but he quickly realizes that Mac is no ordinary bird. As Mac speaks and sings, he refers to many things that his grandfather had told him, including secret information about the coffee plantation, which is revenue-generating for the family. This knowledge becomes critical when they find out that someone wants to steal the plantation from them, and all the evidence points to a rival coffee magnate and his henchmen.

As Sam teams up with Mac to save his family's coffee plantation and the creatures of the rainforest from the nefarious forces, the audience gets to witness some thrilling chases, a surprise rescue mission, and even some comic relief. Joining Sam and Mac on their adventure are some quirky characters, including a local guide named Angel (played by Joe Petruzzi) and a flight attendant named Peaches (played by Deborra-Lee Furness), who eventually become part of Sam and Mac's mission to save the plantation.

With a central character like Mac, The Real Macaw is an excellent movie for kids who love animals and stories with fun characters. Mac is witty, sarcastic, and playful, providing some humorous and sentimental moments throughout the film.

The gorgeous backdrop of the rainforest adds to the movie's beauty, with Andreacchio emphasizing the importance of environmental conservation in the movie's themes. Additionally, the movie's upbeat soundtrack, combined with some mesmerizing cinematography, makes for an enjoyable viewing experience that captures the essence of an adventurous family-friendly movie.

One of the movie's high points involves a scene at the coffee plantation's harvest festival, where Mac and Sam give an impromptu performance that wows the locals. The scene features some vibrant Brazilian music, choreography, and colors that create a lively and festive atmosphere.

At its core, The Real Macaw is an endearing coming-of-age story that deals with themes of self-discovery, faith in oneself, and the determination to overcome obstacles. While it's not an Oscar-winning movie, it's an entertaining adventure that the whole family can enjoy, blending together fun, adventure, and humor with some remarkable animal acting.

In summary, The Real Macaw is a delightful movie, one that can captivate young imaginations with its whimsical story, gorgeous backdrops, and heart-warming message. If you are looking for a feel-good movie that can be shared with the whole family, this Australian comedy-adventure is an excellent choice.

The Real Macaw is a 1999 adventure movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.4.

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    5.4  (530)