Excerpt: Given how important childhood is, it's a shame we don't have more control over it. Sometimes kids go through terrible trauma and end up perfectly well adjusted, while other kids obsess over something that appears minor and end up neurotics for life. The problem is that we don't know what paths our childhood actions will leads us down.
Conclusion: Cuban Fury played more widely in the U.K. than here and was a bigger success in its native land, probably because so much of its humor is distinctively British, even if the genre that inspired it is strictly a Hollywood product. Take that into account in deciding whether the film is (so to speak) your cup of tea. The Blu-ray itself is a satisfying experience and highly recommended. Did you find this review helpful?
Excerpt: Nick Frost is best known as second banana to Simon Pegg in comedies like Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz , and The World's End . Now he is looking to step out of Pegg's shadow with Cuban Fury , a comedy that puts Frost in the spotlight and sets the stage for him to dazzle. Though Frost does prove a charming and surprisingly fleet-footed leading man, this lovable loser tale makes some unfortunate missteps.
Excerpt: Director James Griffiths has clearly seen a lot of movies like his debut feature, Cuban Fury , and you probably have too. Smart, sensitive, and respectful Bruce (Nick Frost), a moderately successful engineer, almost immediately falls for the new boss, Julia (Rashida Jones), though he's hesitant to do anything about it. This, in turn, allows his deliriously juvenile co-worker, Drew (Chris O'Dowd), to make the first move by taking her out dancing.
Summary: There’s a type of lazy high concept comedy that thrives on casting people in unexpected roles. Hey, it’s Will Ferrell as a basketballer/ice skater/soccer coach! Kevin James is a MMA fighter/zookeeper/comedian that audiences are somehow supposed to find funny! On first impression it’s easy to write Cuban Fury off as being in the same vein, with portly UK funny man Nick Frost donning a salsa dancer’s sequins and busting out some sweet moves.