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Beneath Bruce Garrett's shabby, overweight exterior, the passionate beating heart of a salsa king lays dormant. Only one woman can reignite his Latin fire. Spotlight hits, sweat drips, heels click - Nick Frost IS Cuban Fury.

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 takeouts. Only Julia (Rashida Jones), his smart, funny, gorgeous new American boss, gives him reason to live. But she's 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 physical with Julia, Bruce is forced into action. And thus, Bruce is once again brought face-to-face with the darkest and most powerful of his inner demons. Somehow, someway, and with a lot of handholding from loyal sister Sam (Olivia Colman) Bruce must learn how to unshackle his dancing beast, regain his long lost fury and claim the love of his life... and he's going to do it all On The Dance Floor.

Hits cinemas 20 March. Rated: M. Watch the trailer.

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If you’re going to invest in a people mover, the seven-seat Honda Odyssey VTi-L is a winner in anyone’s book. It’s long, wide, and fuel efficient. It’s comfortable and practical. 

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With two small kids, we’re in the market for a family car. Though we’re not quite ready for a people mover ourselves, we can definitely see the appeal of the Honda Odyssey for families of three or more kids. The Odyssey is available as an eight-seat VTi or a seven-seat VTi-L. We climbed aboard the VTi-L and felt like we were boarding an airplane. There was so much space!

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Honda Scoopy 06

03-October-2007

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Engine type

50cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, automatic Honda V-Matic transmission

Starter style

Electric

Storage

* 22-litre lockable compartment under the seat

* Helmet-holder under seat

* Shopping bag holder

* Back-up kickstarter

* Maintenance-free battery

Goodies

* 40W hallogen headlights

* Combined brake system (CBS)

* Lightweight, sturdy aluminium chassis

* Lockable centre stand

* Extra-quiet exhaust system

* 12-month warranty

Seat height

711mm

Colours

* Heavy Grey Metallic

* Classic White 

* Penguin Grey Metallic.

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