Cuban Fury Image
Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 24 Ratings

Summary: 1987: 13-year-old Bruce Garrett, a natural born salsa dancer with fire in his heels and the world at his feet, is perfectly poised to clinch the title at the UK Junior Salsa Championships. But a freakish bullying incident on the mean streets of London robs him of his sequins and his confidence, and our young hero finds his life diverted down a very different path. So it is that 25 years later, an adult Bruce Garrett (Nick Frost), finds himself out-of-shape, unloved and emotionally inert - trapped in a downward spiral of self pity. It takes Julia (Rashida Jones), his smart, funny, gorgeous new American boss, to force him to confront the demons of his past and re-examine his passionless existence. Bruce fears it's an impossible challenge - she's way out of his league and long held self doubts prove tricky to shed. Luckily for him, Julia also has a secret passion—salsa dancing. Maybe, just maybe, this is his way in. But life is never that easy for Bruce. First he's got to get past Drew (Chris O’Dowd), the oversexed alphamale of the office and Bruce's tirelessly taunting team manager. With Drew making no secret of his desire to make Julia his latest conquest, Bruce is forced into action and brought face-to-face with his darkest and most powerful inner demons. Somehow, with a lot of handholding from loyal sister Sam (Olivia Colman), his old mentor Ron (Ian McShane) and crazy new amateur salsa pal Bejan (Novak) Bruce must learn to unshackle his dancing beast, regain his long lost fury and claim the love of his life.
Runtime: 98 min
Rating: Rated R for language and sexual references
Official Site: http://us.eonefilms.com/films/cuban-fury
Production: Big Talk Productions
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Languages: English, Persian
Home Release Date: Jul 29, 2014
Director Credit
James Griffiths Director
Writer Credit
Jon Brown Written By
Nick Frost Original Idea
Principal Cast Credit
Chris O'Dowd Drew
Ian McShane Ron Parfitt
Nick Frost Bruce Garrett
Olivia Colman Sam
Rashida Jones Julia
Cast Credit
Alexandra Roach Helen
Ben Radcliffe Young Bruce
Brandon Robinson Bully #1
Chris O'Dowd Drew
Deborah Rosan House Party Guest
Elia Diaz Salsa Dancer (Actress)
Ian McShane Ron Parfait
Isabella Steinbarth Young Sam
Janine Wood Female Client
Kayvan Novak Bejan
Kevin Eldon Neighbour
Kieran Gaffney Bully #3
Larissa Jones Salsa Dancer
Liz Cackowski Paula
Louis Kyriacou Bully #2
Nick Frost Bruce Garrett
Olivia Colman Sam
Pamela Betsy Cooper House Party Guest
Rashida Jones Julia
Richard Glover Office Manager
Rory Kinnear Gary
Simon DeSilva Client
Steve Oram Security Guard Kevin
Tim Plester Mickey
Wendi McLendon-Covey Carly
Producer Credit
Celia Richards Associate Producer
Dan Cheesbrough Associate Producer
Danny Perkins Executive Producer
James Biddle Producer
Jenny Borgars Executive Producer
Matthew Justice Executive Producer
Nick Frost Executive Producer
Nicky Earnshaw Line Producer
Nira Park Producer
Rachael Prior Executive Producer
Tessa Ross Executive Producer
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