Cuban Fury

Synopsis: 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",
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Director(s): James Griffiths
Production: eOne
  1 win.
 
IMDB:
6.2
Metacritic:
52
Rotten Tomatoes:
52%
R
Year:
2014
98 min
$1,926,548
Website
151 Views


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'Salsa.'

'It was like something

from another planet,

'the music,

the passion, the rhythm.

'Once I put those shoes on,

I never wanted to take them off.

'It was like I had

fire in my heels.

'I was an unstoppable salsa machine,

trophy after trophy after trophy,

'all overseen by my

mentor, Ron Parfitt,

'great coach, hard bastard.'

Most people think you dance

with your feet. Bollocks.

You dance with your heart.

You dance with el corazn.

And Bruce, Bruce has got

a heart like a bison

and balls like an elephant.

'And by side, my sister

and dance partner, Sam.'

Thunder, Thunder, Thunder,

"ThunderCats". Ho!

Ten!

'We travelled the circuit,

'Berkshire, Buckinghamshire,

Bedfordshire,

'We won it all, every title going,

except one... the Nationals.

'Cuban heels, silk shirt,

1,000 hand-sewn sequins.

'I was ready to take on the world.

'But sometimes salsa just

throws you out for a spin.'

Oi, wanker, nice shirt.

Hey!

Come here!

'I don't know where I was when

I fell in love with salsa.

'But I know exactly where

I was when it stopped.'

Who do you think you are?

Barry Manilow?

'Ladies and gentlemen,

welcome to the Nationals...'

'I never turned up that night.

'I just phoned him and told

him, "Salsa's for pussies."

'And I guess that fire in my heels,

'it just went out.'

Mm.

Oh, dear.

Mm.

'GFD Engineering,

'Western Europe's premier supplier

of high-end manufacturing

'and five-star

industrial machinery...'

- Bike.

- Oh, God.

Why do we have to do this

every morning? It's not a bike.

Not now it's not, but I just watched

you transform it on the monitor.

Look, I'll admit, for a while

outside it was a bike,

but now, piff, paff,

poof, look at that.

It's a piece of luggage.

Bike.

- Fucking hell.

- Juanita, buenos das.

Bruco, no.

No, no.

What have you gone for here?

This what you're wearing today?

I cycle in wearing it.

You just looked in your

wardrobe and thought,

"I think I'll just look like a

Maxi Babybel today." Was that it?

- Have you shaved?

- No.

Just lift your...

Some jam on your stubble.

Don't do that in front of everyone.

It's a big day, a big day, man.

Got the new boss

starting this morning.

I hear he's a ball buster.

Well, I hear apparently

he is a she.

You mean like a tranny?

- No.

- No.

- A woman.

- Oh... a woman.

What kind of a woman

wants to run a company

that specialises in heavy

industrial machinery?

I think I know.

Big, hairy.

- Big sort of big lump.

- A beast.

Might be perfect for you.

Hmm. Anyway, listen, this bike's

not going to park itself.

I'll see you up there, OK?

Don't be late.

I don't like my team to be late.

It's unprofessional, isn't it, bum flap?

There they are, Mork and Mindy.

Uh, Helen.

Can you not hear that?

- Hello, Bruce Garrett.

- 'Hello, Bruce.

'Do you like scary films?'

- What?

- 'I'm doing "Scream".

- 'You totally bought it.'

- Oh, hi, Drew.

'They're going to unleash

the beast, Bruce.'

Who wouldn't swap the crystal

blue waters of the Pacific

for the endless silted mud flats

of old Father Thames? Am I right?

Uh, and hopefully I can prove to you

that I'm a better sales manager

than I am a public speaker.

I bet she's got the bag

to go with them shoes.

- Mm?

- Her, United States of Bitch Face.

Little Miss I'm-So-American.

OK, I'm going to stop talking now.

Let's all have a drink.

Hear, hear.

- Oi.

- You were right, you know?

She is a woman.

And what a woman. Wow-wow-wee-wah.

I would make a splash inside that

like a milk truck hitting a wall.

Listen, can we not... Can we not

talk ejaculate at the buffet table?

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Jon Brown

Jonathan ("Jon") Michael Brown (born 27 February 1971) is a former British long-distance runner who specialised in 10,000 metres, cross country running and the marathon. Born in Bridgend, Wales, he was affiliated with the City of Sheffield Athletic Club in England during his career. He gained Canadian citizenship in 2005, after living in there since 1996; but continued to make himself available for Britain until switching sporting allegiance at the start of 2008.Earlier in his running career he competed for the Iowa State Cyclones Track and Field and Iowa State Cyclones Cross Country teams. He was a bronze medallist in the 5000 m at the 1992 European Athletics U23 Cup.He won the 1996 European Cross Country Championships and is a three-time Olympian; who placed fourth in two successive Olympic Games whilst representing Great Britain. He twice represented Britain at the World Championships in Athletics, running the 5000 metres in 1993 and 10,000 metres in 1999. He was also a five-time participant at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, his best finish being eighth place in 1999. At the 1994 Goodwill Games he took the 5000 m bronze medal. He was also a close fourth at the 1998 European Athletics Championships 10,000 m, two and a half seconds behind Germany's Stéphane Franke.Brown participated in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic 10,000 metres where he placed tenth (27:59.74). This was followed by the marathon at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, where he placed fourth, and also in the 2004 Athens Olympics, where he was again fourth in the marathon. In the former race he missed third place by seven seconds and in the latter by fifteen seconds. His personal best times for the 10K run (27:20 minutes) and the 15K run (42:39 minutes) are the fastest by any European runner, but they have not been ratified as European records. He has won several road races on the circuit including the 1996 Gasparilla Distance Classic and the 1999 San Silvestre Vallecana. He was also successful at cross country meetings in Spain, winning at the 1996 Cross Internacional Valle de Llodio, 1997 Cross Internacional Juan Muguerza and the 1999 Cross de San Sebastián. Brown now lives in Cambridge, New Zealand where he holds the position of New Zealand Triathlon high performance coach. more…

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