A shameless summer showcase for high-profile Spanish comics Santiago Segura and Florentino Fernandez, “Isi-Disi, Rough Love” happily blends every low-comedy cliche into a high-decibel yarn about a heavy metal fan’s first brush with lurrrv. Desperately unimaginative script is compensated for by cast’s obvious determination to have a good time and thesps’ marquee power, which should guarantee the July release some teen-based business in Hispanic territories.
AC/DC fans and terminal slobs Isi (Segura) and Disi (Fernandez) live in a working class barrio in southern Madrid. When Isi sees posh university student Vane (Jaydy Michel) — a fan of vet singer Joaquin Sabina, who our heroes can’t stand — he falls head over heels for her. Rest of pic charts Isi’s attempts to woo Vane including by pretending he is Sabina’s personal friend. Script provides a plentiful supply of gross-out jokes about sex, pill-popping, farting and flying semen, with the only glimmers of true wit coming via throwaway local refs. Pic is fleshed out with several high-profile Spanish cameos, most notably by Sabina himself, whose musical contributions bring a necessary touch of lyricism to all the noisy crassness.