Isi/Disi - Amor a lo bestia (2004)
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The two leading men seem to have been born to play these characters, although that is not to say a lot. I found Florentino Fernández much more convincing than Segura, but again, that doesn't mean a lot. Newcomer Jaydy Mitchell should stick to modeling or whatever she does as a day job, since hers is one of the worst debuts I have ever seen. The supporting players (Miriam Díaz Aroca, Elia Galera, José Luis Coll) deserved better roles and a better film.
In any case, "Isi/Disi" is acceptably entertaining but it offers nothing new. If you like gross gags and smutty jokes, then this is your kind of film. If not, better go and watch something else.
Well, at least it's been produced by Andrés Vicente Gómez, so the Ministry didn't have to give De La Peña (the director) any subsidy.
Note: It was one of the most popular films in Spain last year (!!!!).
*My rate: 0/10
I'll let away the stereotypes, the really bad acting (that blonde gal, please keep modeling, forget acting), the cheap 'I wanna be like Javier Fesser' way, the moronic script, and the sad view of a poet like Joaquin Sabina turned an alcoholic 'gimmethemoney' (I'll bet he's not acting). But the real problem with this movie it is simple a unfunny comedy. A sad, moronic, bad tasted comedy that simply will not make you laugh at all.
The 'funniest' gags are Ana Risueño receiving main character sperm in her face, and Miriam Diaz Aroca being sodomized. From this point, everything gets worse. You'll find smarter, best tasted and funnier gags in any Olaf Ittenbach gorefests.
So, Spanish cinema is in crisis, and need to be financed by state, I mean, by Spanish people... Why is in crisis?...it is soooo hard to compete with US blockbusters?...there's no government grants enough?...Well yes, but this is not the main problem... perhaps Spanish producers simply do not put their money on the films they produce, because state grants and TV sales pay for it, so why would they bet more money in marketing, if they can get a print and a screen, justify the grant, and keep a few grand for them and move to the next¿...or perhaps because nobody in this country knows how to edit a trailer that doesn't suck?... or perhaps the problem is simpler, and, simply, most of the Spanish cinema (with a few exceptions)sucks so deeply that nobody in his main would be tricked again in wasting money in what they call 'art', and the rest of us call a bad movie.