Cuban Fury

April 9th, 2014


Cuban Fury

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Beneath Bruce Garrett's under-confident, overweight exterior, the passionate heart of a salsa king lies dormant. Now, one woman is about to reignite his Latin fire.

Release Year: 2014

Rating: 6.7/10 (1,026 voted)

Critic's Score: 47/100

Director: James Griffiths

Stars: Nick Frost, Rashida Jones, Chris O'Dowd

1987: A 13 year old natural born dancer with fire in his heels and snakes in his hips is working himself up to explode all over the UK Junior Salsa Championships. But then: a freakish bullying incident on the mean streets of London robs him of his confidence, and our young hero finds his life diverted down a very different path. So it is that 22 years later, an adult Bruce Garrett (Nick Frost) finds himself out-of-shape and unloved - trapped in a downward spiral of self-pity, repression and Nando's take-outs. Only Julia (Rashida Jones), his smart, funny, gorgeous new American boss, gives him reason to live. But she's untouchable. Out of his league, so he imagines, with her perfect smile and perfect life. Unknown to Bruce however, Julia has issues all of her own. Luckily for him, she also has a secret passion. Then there's Drew (Chris O'Dowd), his alpha male colleague and horny king-monkey of the office. With Drew making no secret of his desire to get (his words) "all up inside Julia",...

Writers: Jon Brown, Nick Frost

Ben Radcliffe - Young Bruce
Ian McShane - Ron Parfitt
Isabella Steinbarth - Young Sam
Brandon Robinson - Bully #1
Louis Kyriacou - Bully #2
Kieran Gaffney - Bully #3
Nick Frost - Bruce
Steve Oram - Security Guard Kevin
Chris O'Dowd - Drew
Alexandra Roach - Helen
Rashida Jones - Julia
Olivia Colman - Sam
Janine Wood - Female Client
Rory Kinnear - Gary
Tim Plester - Mickey

Taglines: All's fair in love and salsa.


Official Website: Official Facebook

Country: UK

Language: English

Release Date: 11 April 2014

Filming Locations: Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington, London, England, UK

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Did You Know?

In the scene were Bruce and Drew are dancing in the parking lot a car beeps to pass by and in the car is Simon Pegg. See more »

Nick Frosts character shaves his whole chest in one scene, but chest hair is seen to be poking out of his shirt several times through the rest of the film. See more »

User Review


Rating: 8/10

These 90 minutes had me laughing so much I had tears on my cheeks by the end of the film. Cuban Fury is a great movie. It is full of rom-com clichés and it uses them all superbly. Everything is in there including a training montage. I laughed loads from start to finish. It you want a check list of reasons to see this film then: Nick Frost - Check Chris O'Dowd - Check Rashida Jones - Check Kayvan Novack - Check and Check again. Olivia Coleman - Check.

There is also great support from Ian McShane, Alexandra Roach and Rory Kinear as well as a very quick and hilarious cameo from a star that I will not name. Nick Frost gets a chance to shine and show that he is more than Simon Pegg's sidekick and Kayvan Novack steals every scene he is in. The script written by John Brown is very lean and has lots quotable lines such as "Al Pa-f*cking-cino" and "I'm late for my ball waxing". IMDb lists some cast members who do not actually appear in the film which makes me suspect that there has been some good editing to keep the movie tight and maintain its momentum. There is one teeny tiny flaw in the plot (who uses cassette tapes in their car these days?) but I laughed so much that I don't care.

Superb. See it

Now, where can I get salsa lessons?


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