What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Cuban Fury -- a British romantic comedy with plenty of salsa dancing -- stars cult-fave actor Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead). Its biggest issue is heavy verbal sexual innuendo, as well as one scene that shows a man getting undressed in a woman's apartment (nothing happens). Language is also fairly strong, with uses of "f--k," "p---y," and "s--t." The main character faces bullies -- both in his childhood and in adulthood, though the grown-up bully merely taunts and teases him (his childhood bullies beat him up). A big "dance-off" battle scene -- in which the main characters attempt to out-dance each other -- is pretty aggressive but also funny. Adult characters drink fairly frequently, mostly in a social way, though in one scene, the main character comes home staggering drunk, with intended-to-be-comic after-effects. The soda Fanta gets a comical promotion in one scene. While it's not appropriate for younger viewers, older teens and adults may find it a good date movie.
  • Families can talk about the way the main character in Cuban Fury deals with bullies, both in his childhood and as an adult. When and how does he find himself free from them? Could he have handled them in other ways?
  • Which male characters use the most sexual innuendo, and how does their talk compare to their actual relationships with women? What does that say about them?
  • Why do you think the characters drink as much as they do? Do they appear to enjoy it? Are there other reasons?
  • Does Cuban Fury make you want to take up dancing? If so, for what reasons? Fun? Building confidence? Meeting people?
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