Cuban Fury

Cuban Fury

James Griffiths (2014)

93min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Nick Frost shakes off the accusation that he and Simon Pegg are joined at the hip by playing the romantic lead in this good-natured comedy. Frost carries himself very well as a one-time salsa prodigy who returns to the floor after years in a dead-end job. But when it comes to the actual dancing, he quickly finds himself in over his head. The idea of an overweight Frost trying to pull Latin moves isn't played for laughs (as in Pegg's similarly themed Run Fatboy Run), which is something of a wasted opportunity. Instead, director James Griffiths would have us believe that he might actually win a contest and the heart of his boss (Rashida Jones) along with it. It's a hard premise to buy into, but there's plenty of rib-tickling banter between Frost and his co-stars, who include Ian McShane as his mentor, Chris O'Dowd as a greasy love rival and a scene-stealing Kayvan Novak (Four Lions) as a flamboyant fellow dancer.

Summary

A boy's dream of being a champion salsa dancer is shattered by bullies. Twenty years later, he returns to the dance floor as an overweight and under-confident adult, and tries to get his old footwork back in a bid to sweep his boss off her feet. Comedy, starring Nick Frost, Chris O'Dowd, Rashida Jones, Ian McShane and Olivia Colman.

Cast & Crew

Bruce Garrett Nick Frost
Julia Rashida Jones
Drew Chris O'Dowd
Sam Olivia Colman
Bejan Kayvan Novak
Gary Rory Kinnear
Helen Alexandra Roach
Ron Parfitt Ian McShane
Security Guard Kevin Steve Oram
Director James Griffiths
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Studio CanalGuidance: SwearingAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 14 Feb 2014
Comedy