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Cuban Fury (2014)

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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.

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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",... Written by StudioCanal

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All's fair in love and salsa.

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Comedy | Romance | Sport

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Rated R for language and sexual references | See all certifications »

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11 April 2014 (USA)  »

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Salsa Fury  »

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Opening Weekend:

$57,105 (USA) (11 April 2014)

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$90,310 (USA) (18 April 2014)
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Mix Tape for Julia - Tunes of the 80's and of Cuba

Side 1 'Vamanos Pa'l Monte' by Eddie Palmieri 'Apparently Nothing' by Young Disciples 'Que Bueno Esta' by Ibrahim Ferrer 'I Want You' by Marvin Gaye 'The Killing Moon' by Echo & The Bunnymen 'Ran Kan Kan' by Tito Puente 'Christine' by Siouxsie And The Banshees 'Spanish Stroll' by Mink DeVille

Side 2 'King Without A Crown' by ABC 'Chan Chan' by Buena Vista Social Club 'Mary' by Joe Arroyo 'The Cutter' by Echo & The Bunnymen 'El Negro Bembon' by Ismael Rivera 'Rip it Up' by Orange Juice 'It's My Life' by Talk Talk 'Take It Easy My Brother Charles' by Jorge Ben 'La Raza' by Kid Frost See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Bruce: Hey. I just wanted to say sorry for being rude to you.
Bejan: Yes you were. You were very rude to me. You were kind of a pig to me actually. A rude pig.
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Bejan: I'm kidding with you god! My name is Bejan nice to meet you!
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Crazy Credits

Several characters appear in newspaper clippings in the end credits, including Chris O'Dowds character in his new job. See more »

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Referenced in Perfect Therapy 3: Dawn of the Bite (2014) See more »

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Matacumbe
Written by Mario Bauza and Tito Puente
Performed by Tito Puente and His Orchestra
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
Courtesy of Fania Records
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Simply brings in Little Laughs,
9 April 2015 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Cuban Fury is a decent movie with a mediocre storyline and a great comedic cast that sadly couldn't make this much better. The main problem with the movie is it simply isn't funny enough, there were some parts that had me in stitches, but there wasn't merely enough to make it worth your while. The cast is terrific, Nick Frost, Rashida Jones, Chris O' Dowd and Olvia Colman are all terrific actors, but they were all given boring roles that didn't allow them show off the talent they have. Rashida Jones is easily one of the funniest women in show business, so I can't understand why she did this movie, she had a boring 2D character who was just there to motivate Frost to become a new man, and I think that he should have ended up with Colman's character in the end, they seemed perfect for each other. It had a lot of potential and essentially let me down, I think you would be better off avoiding Cuban Fury.

An overweight, down on his luck man tries to impress his new boss by learning salsa dancing and hopefully winning her heart.

Best Performance: Chris O'Dowd Worst Performance: Rashida Jones


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