Trailer Tuesday: Cuban Fury

Written by Bill Bodkin and Logan J. Fowler



Release Date: Currently in Limited Release

Starring: Nick Frost, Rashia Jones, Chris O’Dowd, Ian McShane, Olivia Colman

Director: James Griffiths (Television Credits – Episodes, Up All Night)

Plot: 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”, Bruce is forced into action. And thus, Bruce is once again brought face-to-face with the darkest and most powerful of his inner demons. Somehow, someway, and with a lot of hand-holding from loyal sister Sam (Olivia Colman) 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…(official StudioCanal Summary)

Pre-trailer Thoughts: Nick Frost is a Latin dancer. This could be fun. –LJF

Pre-trailer Thoughts: Rhythm is a dancer. Nick Frost is my spirit animal. Let’s do this. –BB

Rate the trailer (1-5):Three out of five. The movie definitely seems to showcase the actors having a ball, which definitely helps. However, I didn’t guffaw at this trailer as much as I wanted. –LJF

Rate the trailer (1-5):Four out of five. Being a full blown “frostitute” (his name for his fans), I have known about this film for years. I was a little wary about it though — a dance movie? But then I saw the trailer and I was sold. Yes, some of this will be predictable rom com fluff, but honestly the parking deck sequence with Frost and O’Dowd pretty much punched my ticket to want to see this. Oh, and Rashida Jones being in the film doesn’t hurt either. –BB

Theater, Rent, No Thanks, Undecided? Rent. While I do love me some Frost, Cuban Fury does not stress a theater viewing for me. But it’s definite rental fare as it seems like I could enjoy it highly in the comfort of my own home. Ole! –LJF

Theater, Rent, No Thanks, Undecided? Rent, but theater if possible. I love Nick Frost. The man is my spirit animal. He’s absolutely amazing as a comedic actor and he co-wrote this script, so I have a lot of faith in this film being both heartfelt and hilarious. I would love to catch this in theater, but it’s in such limited release that sadly this will probably be a rental. –BB

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