Director: James Griffiths
Cast: Rashida Jones, Chris O'Dowd, Nick Frost, Ian McShane
Country of Origin: UK 2014 98 mins.
'Amusing with a big heart- salsa gone mad'.
13 year old Bruce Garrett was poised to step to glory at the 1987 UK Junior Salsa Championships but a freakish bullying incident robs him of his confidence and his dreams are broken. So it is that 22 years later dreams, Bruce is overweight, unloved and the once passionate heart of the salsa king lies well and truly dormant. But what of Julia (Rashida Jones), his smart, funny, gorgeous new American boss? But she's out of his league! Can Bruce compete with lothario and alpha-male office nemesis Drew (Chris O'Dowd)? Will loyal sister Sam(Olivia Colman), childhood dance instructor Ron Parfait(Ian McShane), and crazy new amateur salsa pal Bejan (Kayvan Novak) be able to help Bruce regain his long lost fury and claim the love of his life?
An amusing movie with a big heart this British comedy doesn't quite pull it off but it's a pleasant watch. Kayvan Novak steals the show as the over-the-to camp salsa dancer.
Released by STUDIOCANAL