release date: February 14th, 2014
production company: Big Talk Productions
Directed by James Griffiths
the Original Idea by
Music Composed and Produced
by Daniel Pemberton
Orchestrated and Conducted by
Recorded and Mixed at
Abbey Road Studios, London, UK
and Mixed by Andrew Dudman
Recording Assistants Gordon Davidson &
Editor Christopher Benstead & Tony Lewis
Music Preparation Jill
Musicians Contracted by Cool
Music Coordinator Gareth
Trumpet Craig Wild
1987: A 13 year old natural born dancer
with fire in his heels and snakes in his hips is working
himself up to explode all over the UK Junior Salsa
Championships. But then: a freakish bullying incident on the
mean streets of London robs him of his confidence, and our
young hero finds his life diverted down a very different path.
So it is that 22 years later, an adult Bruce Garrett (Nick
Frost) finds himself out-of-shape and unloved - trapped in a
downward spiral of self-pity, repression and Nando's take-outs. Only Julia (Rashida Jones), his smart,
funny, gorgeous new American boss, gives him reason to live.
But she's untouchable. Out of his league, so he
imagines, with her perfect smile and perfect life.
Unknown to Bruce however, Julia has issues all of her own.
Luckily for him, she also has a secret passion.
Then there's Drew (Chris O'Dowd), his alpha male colleague and
horny king-monkey of the office. With Drew making no secret of
his desire to get (his words) "all up inside