Film review ~ Cuban Fury
It’s been a while since we’ve seen a film that makes our cheeks ache from laughing and our feet twitch with the urge to dance, but Cuban Fury does just that! If you want to see British comedy at its best, then this is the film for you!
Cuban Fury is an action-packed, laugh-a-minute rollercoaster ride of fun that has all the passion you’d expect from a dance film, and features salsa moves that some of us can only dream of doing.
The film is set in the fun-loving 80s and follows the story of former teen salsa champion Bruce Garrett (played by Nick Frost from Hot Fuzz and The World’s End fame) who is now an overweight office worker that shys away from dancing due to an incident he had with bullies in his younger years. Yet all this changes when hot new boss and salsa fan Julia (played by Rashida Jones) comes on the scene, which sees Bruce revert back to his love of dancing to win over the lady of his dreams. But can he put on his dance shoes once again and find the confidence he needs to win over his new crush?
Woman of the moment Olivia Colman (Broadchurch) plays Sam, Bruce’s quirky sister, and the brilliant Chris O’Dowd (The IT Crowd, Bridesmaids) provides laughs aplenty as Bruce’s horny, egotistical colleague who also fancies his chances with their new boss, but its Facejacker star Kayvan Novak who really steals the show as Fanta-loving Bejan with his hilarious one-liners and hysterical friendship with Bruce.
Now we don’t want to give away too much, but keep an eye out for the ultimate dance-off car park scene between Bruce and Drew, which provides one of the funniest moments of the film. There’s also a cheeky ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ appearance by a comedy great, but we won’t spoil the surprise.
Interestingly, you don’t often see dance films mixed with comedy, they’re more street dance/ ghetto-tastic with half-naked youngsters parading around in bra tops and low slung jeans, and while there’s nothing wrong with that, Cuban Fury proves that endless laugh-out-loud moments and a lovable leading character is a concept that works perfectly.
The film is just over 90 minutes, making it short and sweet, but we could have easily enjoyed even more salsa fun.
Want our advice? Get your dancing shoes on and shuffle down to your local cinema to see for yourself. It will have you dancing in your seat!
Check out the trailer below
Cuban Fury is out on 14th February.