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Rock My World (2002)

Global Heresy (original title)
A rock band bursts onto the scene and then their frontman disappears on the eve of a European tour.

Director:

Sidney J. Furie

Writer:

Mark Mills
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter O'Toole ... Lord Foxley
Joan Plowright ... Lady Foxley
Alicia Silverstone ... Nat
Jaimz Woolvett ... Leo
Keram Malicki-Sánchez ... Flit (as Keram Malicki-Sanchez)
Christopher Bolton ... Carl
Lochlyn Munro ... Dave
Martin Clunes ... James Chancellor
Amy Phillips ... Georgia
Alex Karzis ... Ben
Carlo Rota ... Tony Manson
Ian Downie Ian Downie ... Benson
Helen Beavis Helen Beavis ... Margaret
Wayne Downer Wayne Downer ... Young Man
Daniel Fathers ... Male Reporter / Journalist #1
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Storyline

Elderly aristocrats Lord Charles (Peter O'Toole) and Lady Diana Foxley (Dame Joan Plowright) give their staff - butler Benson (Ian Downie) and cook Margaret (Helen Beavis) - 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 ... Written by Huggo

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band | cook | butler | mansion | lady | See All (143) »

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The World's Hottest Band Is About To Be Torn Apart See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and drug use | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The village featured in the title sequence is Lower Slaughter, Gloucestershire, UK. See more »

Goofs

When James is driving Nat away from the estate, a vehicle can be seen passing on the left side of the vehicle headed in the opposite direction. Since the setting is supposed to be England, James' vehicle would have been in the left lane and opposing traffic would be on the right. See more »

Quotes

Dave: Dude, this place would be awesome if it wasn't so old.
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Connections

References Jeeves and Wooster (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

THROW ME A LINE
Performed by Casino
Written by Adam Zindani (as A. Zindani)
Published by Casino (Copyright Control) 2001
Courtesy of Casino
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Where WAS this in 2002?
13 October 2003 | by xavrush89See all my reviews

I am the worst channel surfer. I almost never find anything good on television unless I just happen to catch the tail end of it. This is one time I lucked out. The movie was just starting and I saw Joan Plowright with a big suitcase, I kept watching, then Peter O'Toole appeared, another good sign. I would watch footage of either of them asleep, and two not-so-stuffy aristocrats posing as their own servants for a rock band was a good enough premise for me.

I was worried this might be something sappy (and there is a schmaltz factor, I admit), but when when PO wound up in bed with a rock musician, I laughed. Alicia Silverstone surprisingly looked the part, she's very Liz Phair-esquire. This actually seems more like a funny episode of a TV show, but I'll take it. If you liked Plowright in "Bringing Down the House" check her out in this. Whoda thunk after Olivier's death she'd be such a sought-after comic actor?

File this one under Guilty Pleasures. It's not hilarious, but fun. Better than a some of Jim Carrey's mugging, for my money. It deserved a theatrical release in the states.


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Country:

Canada | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 September 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rock My World See more »

Filming Locations:

Lower Slaughter, Cheltenham, UK See more »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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