Elderly aristocrats Lord Charles and Lady Diana Foxley give their staff - butler Benson and cook Margaret - a one week vacation while the Foxleys visit friends as they have rented out their historic mansion for that week to a multinational corporation. As they are proud people, what no one but the Foxleys are aware of is that they are doing so only because they are in dire financial straits, and desperately need the money to retain their outwardly lavish lifestyle. But when the agency through which they hired the temporary cook and butler for the renters goes bankrupt leaving them with no temporary staff, Lady Diana believes the only way they can get away with this rental plan without incurring a costly penalty or to advertise their financial problems is to act as "Benson" and "Margaret" themselves, much against stuffy Lord Charles' wishes and despite they not knowing how to be domestics. What the Foxleys are unaware of is that the multinational corporation is a front for Global ... Written by
This movie is called "Rock My World" in Canada. It is wrought with absurd cliché's. The sweet innocent band versus the conniving commercial oriented meanie from the record label. The band is purportedly an uberfamous "rock" act, but the songs are corny (think an angry richard marx with a guitar). The band seems more like the ARchies than they do smashing pumpkins...in short its a kids movie, innocent and harmless. Admittedly I enjoyed it, it has some funny one liners and the freshness of youthful rebellion has some appeal to the dreamy inner child, granted the ego is able to get over the silly plot, and enjoy the movie. THe guys are cute, and I was surprised that Alicia silverstone was convincing as a bassist and seems to have finally outgrown the clueless curse/aura. Joan & Peter O'toole ensure the film has class and quality, and are a delight to watch.A fun family surprise. Very easy to poke fun, but I have the thing on tape. Go figure.
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