Nick Frost used to be a dancing sensation. That’s what Cuban Fury hopes you’ll be able to wrap your head around anyway. Starring as a guy who has let himself go for 20 years, but finds new inspiration in Rashida Jones, Frost now sets his sights on returning to his dancing roots.
It certainly looks different, and the fact that Chris O’Dowd is involved is always a good sign. Is this one going to end up too much shtick and not enough comedy, or can this team pull it off?
Take a look and let me know what you think.
In 1987 a thirteen-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.
Twenty-two-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. Luckily for him, she also has a secret passion. Thus, Bruce is once again brought face-to-face with the darkest and most powerful of his inner demons. Somehow, someway, Bruce must learn how to unshackle his dancing beast, regain his long lost fury and claim the love of his life…and he’s going to do it all On The Dance Floor…
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