Who would have guessed that running away from the cabbie you owe money too would change your life. That is exactly what happened to Eduardo when he realizes he doesn’t have enough money on him to cover the fare. Eduardo runs but cannot outsmart Nuri, who catches him inside “With A Kick”.
This is a character driven story and Clare gives us a joyous group of people ot rally around. Eduardo is a struggling actor, he doesn’t possess a whole lot of confidence and he really has a crappy agent. She is the character that you love to hate. Nuri is a bear of a man from Turkey, gentle, sexy and confident. Of course with Nuri you get his Family. This has to be one of the best written characterizations of family and what made it especially interesting was the use of broken English that didn’t leave me questioning what was being said, it actually added to the flavor of the story. The family is colorful and very realistic.
This was such a sweet love story, it showed how the strong support of an individual and/or family can give an individual the confidence and the “Go For It” attitude that Nuri and his family instill in Eduardo.
Eduardo Mancini is going to be a star of the London stage and screen. Or that was the plan. His alter ego Eddy March hasn’t got further than the chorus and a bit part in a TV series. His parents aren’t supportive, his agent can’t place his particular skills, and he’s finding it hard to hang onto his young dreams. Things go from bad to worse when he’s late for an important audition, hasn’t got enough money to pay the taxi fare, and is chased across the streets of Soho by the irate driver.
Eddy reaches what he believes is sanctuary – With A Kick, a store where ice creams are blended with alcohol and imagination, and where his friends can help him. But Nuri the taxi driver is persistent in his steady pursuit, above and beyond the money he’s owed. Despite their very different characters and background, Eddy and Nuri’s relationship goes from a complete unknown to a wary balancing act. There are still mistakes to be made, and hurdles to clear. And both of them have to admit that their life so far hasn’t gone the way they planned.
But maybe being caught by Nuri was just what Eddy’s career needed – both for his job and his heart.