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The cast, from experienced to newer are endearing. Peter O'Toole and Joan Plowright are very good sports, easing minor wince-enducing moments with grace and I admit grinning ear to ear at seeing them shake it on the dance floor.
What really surprised me was the music. I may not be an expert rock n'roll critic - but they was good. The songs stick in your mind and as another reviewer mentioned, written and performed by a band called "casino" (formerly northstar). Really too bad they released no soundtrack.
I really don't care if it puts my good taste into question. I liked this movie. It was sweet.
You wonder what idiot determines the target audience for these productions. With Alicia Silverstone posed in tight silver pants on the poster, they tried unsuccessfully to market it to Gen X viewers; but Alicia has at best a small supporting role and never appears in the pictured outfit so it is no surprise that it did not catch on with that demographic. Peter O'Toole and Joan Plowright play the two main characters and they are unlikely to attract young viewers. Baby boomers are the audience most likely to connect with the film, despite a cast that is a mix of actors older and younger than that group. But boomers are the real rock fans and are old enough to appreciate the subtle script and the underplayed performances of O'Toole and Plowright. Too bad it was not originally marketed to that group.
The original ill-conceived title refers to the name of an American rock band whose founder has disappeared and is feared dead. Needing time to integrate his replacement (bass player Silverstone) into the group, their management company rents an English estate from the impoverished Lord and Lady Foxley where they can secretly rework their material. The couple finds out that they can make even more money by impersonating the servants. Much the same premise as "High Spirits", where O'Toole rented his haunted Irish castle to tourists.
The band members like to party but are basically likable young people and their music is actually pretty good.Read more ›
I hessitate to call the sounds the rock band make music, but generosity compels it. You, hopefully will enjoy it because there is a lot here--more than necessary. Even it can't detract from this very funny and charming movie. With O'Toole it is assured.
A very stiff Lord and his lady, strapped for cash, rent their mansion to this country's most famous rock band annonymously. To keep it secret the butler and cook are sent on holiday. Time runs out and the group's arrival is immenent, but they are still without staff, so the lord must assume duties of the butler while his lady acts as cook. From this point all fun breaks out.
If you are a movie snob, avoid this. If you want to laugh so your neighbors call the police or paramedics, this is for you.
I made sure I caught the full movie next time it was showing. I must admit that I found the movie fun to watch. You didn't have to think, you didn't have the melodrama or depressing attitudes of today's movies. You just sit and enjoy the movie and the music.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A rock band with issues opt for a get away to record some new tunes with a new lead (Alicia Silverstone). Read morePublished 2 months ago by The Movie Guy
A fun movie! Peter O'Toole and Joan Plowright never disappoint!Published 5 months ago by Robin L. Schmitt
Always enjoy Peter O'Tool. Very funny with an ending to please everyone.Published 10 months ago by Louise A. Fortunato