Rock My World by Sidney J. Furie |Peter O'Toole, Joan Plowright, Alicia Silverstone | 852459002490 | DVD | Barnes & Noble
Rock My World

Rock My World

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Director: Sidney J. Furie

Cast: Peter O'Toole, Joan Plowright, Alicia Silverstone

     
 

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Veteran hack director Sidney J. Furie directs the silly straight-to-video comedy Rock My World. The aging stuffy English aristocrats Lord and Lady Foxley (Peter O'Toole and Joan Plowright) have fallen on hard times, so they loan out the use of their mansion to the American rock band Global Heresy. When the band's bass player mysteriously disappears, Nat (Alicia

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Veteran hack director Sidney J. Furie directs the silly straight-to-video comedy Rock My World. The aging stuffy English aristocrats Lord and Lady Foxley (Peter O'Toole and Joan Plowright) have fallen on hard times, so they loan out the use of their mansion to the American rock band Global Heresy. When the band's bass player mysteriously disappears, Nat (Alicia Silverstone) shows up to replace him. Then the servants don't show up, and the Foxleys are forced to pose and a maid and a butler in their own mansion. The culture class between the conservative English and the reckless Americans is played for comedy, leading to an ending where the power of rock & roll transforms both cultural groups.

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After launching her career as the ultimate video vixen in three early-'90s Aerosmith rock-clips, Alicia Silverstone straps on the axe herself in the culture-clash comedy Rock My World. Silverstone plays Nat, a gifted bassist newly hired by American supergroup Global Heresy (which was also the movie's early, discarded title) to replace one of the band’s co-founders, believed to be either dead or AWOL. The group has gone into hiding in England to rehearse with Nat and work on their eagerly awaited next album. Enter Lord and Lady Foxley (Peter O'Toole and Joan Plowright), an aging pair of nobles struggling to make ends meet by renting out their country estate, and forced at the last minute to masquerade as butler and cook for the brash young visitors. Rock My World tries to be three movies in one: a hip young comedy about the behind-the-scenes wrangling of rock stardom; a sweetly told tale of cultural exchange in which the band members loosen up their elderly hosts and are shaped up by them in return; and a coming-of-age story for the septuagenarian set, in which the lord and lady finally come to terms with their childless state and embrace a long-estranged niece. Unfortunately, hitting all three marks at once is too much of a task for this straight-to-video project. Still, recreational drug use aside, it’s fine for a cozy night of teen viewing and a must-see for diehard Silverstone fans. -- Paul Leo

Product Details

Release Date:
01/05/2010
UPC:
0852459002490
Original Release:
2001
Rating:
R
Source:
Screen Media
Sales rank:
16,798

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter O'Toole Lord Foxley
Joan Plowright Lady Foxley
Alicia Silverstone Nat
Lochlyn Munro Dave
Jaimz Woolvett Leo
Keram Malicki-Sanchez Flit
Christopher Bolton Carl
Martin Clunes James Chancellor
Amy Phillips Georgia
Alex Karzis Ben

Technical Credits
Sidney J. Furie Director
Dean Fronk Casting
Jonathan Goldsmith Score Composer
Gary Howsam Producer
Sue Jones Casting
Max Keene Asst. Director
Marjorie Lecker Casting
Ronald Lee Art Director
Stewart Meachem Costumes/Costume Designer
Mark Mills Screenwriter
David Ostry Editor
Donald Paul Pemrick Casting
Curtis Petersen Cinematographer
Alison Riva Production Designer
Robert Fletcher Sound/Sound Designer
Mark Shorrock Producer
Mark Thomas Executive Producer
Mark Thomas Executive Producer
Lewin Webb Co-producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Servant's Holiday [4:39]
2. Press Conference [6:53]
3. The Band Arrives [6:06]
4. House Tour [6:46]
5. Hash Browns [5:09]
6. Dyslexics Untie [5:34]
7. Nice Doggie [6:29]
8. Cricket Lesson [9:36]
9. Shake Things Up [8:04]
10. Georgia Stays [7:43]
11. Got You [4:44]
12. True Self [7:47]
13. Welcome Back [6:08]
14. Here's the Deal [7:01]
15. Time to Party [7:25]
16. Save Foxley Hall [6:23]

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Rock My World 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
goodgirl2 10 months ago
I liked this movie because of Alicia .
Guest More than 1 year ago
A little clumsy but cute and charming film. Peter O'Toole sparkles, as do the other actors. If you're a Peter O'Toole fan, as I am, than it deserves 4 stars. For others, a good movie for rainy Sunday afternoon.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i just love Alicia Silverstone and her movies,including this one.She really rocked my world!great movie!im gonna watch it again with my friends.more of Alicia please!:)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Honestly enough, Plowright and O'Toole are very very funny indeed especially when they're able to jibe together. Global Heresy (appears) to be a great band. Only problem I've had with this movie is the soundtrack which appears to be non-existent. ''Again'' ''I Love Lake Tahoe'' ''Star'' and especially ''House''... most definitely deserve to be expanded and listened to on a fan's cd player.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great, great movie... Thats all I can say, I loved it so much.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this movie very much, mostly because of the songs the band played throughout the film. The story and acting were ok, standard rock movie story, but the music was quite good. The song credits include bands named Casino and Northstar, but I'm unable to find much material from either group. I think this would have made a good soundtrack album. Maybe someday it will show up in some form or another.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago