THE PLOT THUS FAR
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.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Cuban Fury” is a film about a loveable schlub discovering his love of dance. Bruce Garrett has gone through life putting off things that he loves because people bullied him. Now, he’s got a jerk co-worker and a cute boss. The boss shows an interest in salsa dancing and it’s time for Cuban Fury to return. If you haven’t been able to follow, that’s Bruce’s alter-ego for his Latin flavored dancing moves.
I wish that Nick Frost and Chris O’ Dowd got to take the lead in more movies. Chris O’ Dowd plays a douchebag way too convincingly, so that bothered me a bit. Still, this movie belongs to the relationship between Nick Frost and Rashida Jones. The film is a quick 90 minute jaunt which is so rare for a modern comedy. Too many creators want to load up on subplots, tangential jokes and material that goes nowhere. Go in, get out and leave people laughing. I don’t know why it’s so hard to remember what Donald O’ Connor sang about all those years ago. Comedy is about structure defined by experience. To challenge that setup is to spit in the eye of everything that we should hold dear. Nevermind, the relationship drama stuff, but I’ll leave that to better adjusted people.
The Blu-Ray comes with featurettes and a Q&A as the special features. The A/V Quality looks way better than most British comedies I’ve seen translate to Blu-Ray. The 1080p transfer is stunning with actual field of depth. Plus, the DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track kicks up where the music and dancing requires. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.
RELEASE DATE: 07/29/2014