Cuban Fury (2014) - Comedy, Romance, Sport

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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.

IMDB: 6.2
Director: James Griffiths
Stars: Nick Frost, Rashida Jones
Length: 98 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 5 out of 36 found boring (13.88%)

One-line Reviews (35)

Well according to me everything is OK in this nice movie, the story is good, the characters are catching and everything is as it had to be: funny and entertaining.

Simple, funny, unpretentious and enjoyable.

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.

The relationships are forced and boring.

The movie like "Strictly Ballroom", has its share of intriguing characters that are both humorous and very effective in their actions and the dialogue.

It's a well-written story that manages to keep you interested even though it is predictable.

Predictable but enjoyable the same .

The film, which was pretty predictable, never really convinced, including Frost's re-finding himself.

But there's no real need to over-think things when Cuban Fury is just so goshdarn chirpy, funny and entertaining.

Enjoyable fayre .

> Six, this is a feel-good movie with the predictable ending we all want.

Its major flaw is that it's painfully predictable.

This is a pointless movie made only to make money and to waste your time.

On a directorial level it is bland and lifeless with no personality or flare.

However, despite this being a 'tried and tested' formula, it's still enjoyable to watch.

An enjoyable, feel good film that is worth a watch at least once!

Even though there are no surprises en route, the journey is enjoyable.

The climax is very exciting as the two rivals compete on the dance floor and is backed by wonderful music and the adrenaline pulsing sound of the crowd as the heart pounds while the rhythms to the sound will likely sweep you off your feet.

So, I guess what I'm saying is that my lack of knowledge about the type of dancing really means jack because it's just a comedy meant for the entertaining and not for the educating.

McShane has great depth along with compelling facial expressions which flows along the film quite nicely.

However, there are a few things that make this film very enjoyable: > First, Frost's performance.

Fast forward a few decades, and he's a bored, boring office drone forced to suffer the company of Drew (Chris O'Dowd), his lewdest, rudest, meanest colleague.

Other than O'Dowd, the other characters were entertaining to watch and likable, acted out by some good actors like Frost, Rashida Jones, Ian McShane and Rory Kinner.

One boring afternoon, my best gal and I sat down to give it a gander and had a really great time with it.

Plot wise it's completely predictable and plays out like a scenario we've seen over and over again, who gets the girl the underdog or the villain , seen that a million times, the only difference is it had salsa in it, a dance no body under 50 really cares about.

Frost carries the film perfectly well playing very much a typical fat bloke who's stuck in a self-pitting rut, but Chris O'Dowd's character is too much the competitive jerk to be relatable, and the plot is way too formulaic and predicable.

Turning on the coincidence that Lloyd is an avid salsa dance fan and student while Frost gave up an early flair for the same dance under peer pressure from his fellow school-mates, they unsurprisingly get together and take the film to a predictable "dance-off" conclusion.

With a cast consisting of some of the best the boys across the pond have to offer in Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead 2004), Chris O'Dowd (Bridesmaids 2011), and the ever compelling Ian McShane (Deadwood).

Cuban Fury is an entertaining take on romantic comedy and dance genres that will leave you with a compulsion to sashay out of the cinema.

Granted -- this is a silly predictable story.

Its definitely worth watching.

Director James Griffiths' entertaining debut is set between Bruce's work place and the underground salsa club, with the negative environment of his blue office set against the bright club owned by his childhood salsa teacher, Ron Parfait (Ian McShane).

He and Jones make this movie worth watching!

It's watchable and mildly entertaining.