Local comic Santiago Segura is the only noteworthy feature of “The Amazing World of Borjamari and Pocholo,” a low-laughs comedy about two Spanish pijos (posh kids) who refuse to grow up. Protags’ infantilism is largely duplicated by the script, which tacks cliches and deja vu gags onto a threadbare plotline. However, first weekend B.O. in early December was top drawer, with release in selected Spanish-speaking territories no doubt to follow.
Thirtysomething brothers Borjamari (Segura) and Pocholo (Javier Gutierrez) keep trying to recreate their ’80s glory days as Madrid’s disco kings. When their one-time college rival Pelayo (Guillermo Toledo) deceives them by mentioning that their fave band has been re-formed the brothers travel with airhead Paloma (Pilar Castro) to a gig which doesn’t actually take place. Castro works hard to inject fizz into the femme lead, but other perfs are lazily put-together packages of mannerisms. Teenage auds will find some ’80s references baffling, and older viewers, who may once have identified with the protags, will be relieved to find they’ve outgrown this sort of thing. Production values are fine, and a couple of visual gags make the grade.