Synopsis by Cammila Collar
A once-promising dance prodigy whose career was sidelined by insecurity takes up salsa dancing as a means of impressing his sexy boss in this upbeat comedy about conquering demons. Back in 1987, young Brit Bruce Garrett was poised to take the UK Junior Salsa Championships by storm when his fragile confidence was shattered by a vicious bully. Flash forward 22 years, and Bruce (Nick Frost) has yet to make an emotional recovery. His weight has spiraled out of control along with his sense of self-pity, and the only person capable of putting a smile on his face is his beautiful new American boss Julia (Rashida Jones). Although at first the thought of sweeping Julia off her feet feels like a long shot to Bruce, the discovery that she has a passion for dance soon provides him with just the motivation he needs to pull his life together, get back on his feet, and move to the beat. Chris O'Dowd, Olivia Colman, and Ian McShane co-star.
boss [employer], comeback, salsa-dancing