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Film / Global Heresy

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Global Heresy (American title Rock My World) Charles and Diana Foxley, a pair of Land Poor British aristocrats have secretly rented their mansion to the American Rock band "Global Heresy", which is in turmoil after the recent death of its lead singer, Ben Gould. Due to a last minute cancellation (and a greedy record company trying to exploit them), the Foxleys are forced to pretend to be the servants they'd hired to help out the group. Initially, they find their guests unwelcome and rowdy, while the band sees them weird in a stuffy way. As the movie goes on though, they end up helping each other in both expected, and unexpected ways.


  • The Band Minus the Face: The eponymous band is suffering from emotional turmoil and an increasingly weak position with their record company since their famous lead singer, Ben Gould, disappeared from his boat and is assumed to be dead. Ben is faking his death as a publicity stunt, but by the time he returns, the others feel that they no longer need him.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Flit's unhappiness at Nat's presence, which initially seems to be solely out of the feeling that she's replacing Ben, gradually turns out to have some of this, as well as guilt due to knowing that Ben's planned return would leave her jobless again.
  • British Stuffiness: Lord Foxley, and to a lesser extent his wife, are a bit uptight around their guests at first.
  • Character Development: Both the band and the Foxley's undergo some.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: The record company bigwigs are trying to covertly record the band's music to sell bootleg copies and also attempt to trick them into signing away creative control of their songwriting.
  • Flipping the Bird: Ben shows his middle finger to the main cast while hitchhiking away from Foxley Hall.
  • Get Out!: At the end the band does this to Ben, after learning why he left them, and for being an all-around Jerkass they don't appreciate anymore.
  • Heroic Bastard: The Foxley's niece Georgia, who was born out of wedlock, is a fairly good person, and an environmental scientist.
  • I Have This Friend: Charles claims to have learned legal language from the former law student Lord Foxley, when he stops the band from signing Chancellor's contract.
  • Internal Reveal: The Foxleys realize that Global Heresy found out about them when they get a cheque from them with their real names on it, while the audience was shown this a couple scenes earlier.
  • King Incognito: The Foxleys go undercover as their servants for the entirety of the film.
  • Land Poor: Lord and Lady Foxley need to rent out their mansion just to be able to afford to pay part of the debt on it and are desperate enough for money that they are willing to pose as their own servants for the guests.
  • Law of Inverse Fertility: A conversation started when the band notices some stuff around the mansion that would have been bought for kids reveals that The Foxleys (especially Charles) had always wanted kids but Diana couldn't have any (something that had her feel lacking and caused some stress to their marriage).
  • Logical Latecomer: As guests in the mansion, the musicians are exposed to stuff that the Foxley family have lived with for years, and some of their comments (like bewilderment at his not spending time with his niece just because she is illegitimate) strike home with Edward and make him realize he has been too proud and bad at communicating with his loved ones.
  • Mistaken for Gay: Edward, due to a bedroom mix-up where he ended up in the same bed as one of the male band members.
  • Never Found the Body: Ben's clothes were found on a beach, but he never was. For good reason.
  • Nice to the Waiter: The band is initially a bit entitled towards the "servants" and not too considerate of them, but soon get better and are chumming around with them a lot. Ben's meanness to them is one of the final straws for their ability to tolerate him.
  • Promotion, Not Punishment: After Chancellor's Read the Fine Print fraud on behalf of his record company bosses is revealed, as the other musicians start hurling very angry and profane insults at him all over the place. Leo suddenly has this to say.
    Leo: You've got everything it takes to be our manager.
  • Publicity Stunt: Ultimately revealed to be why Ben faked his death, as it boosted record sales.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: James Chancellor is trying to carry out the dishonest wishes of the record company, but does have some appreciation for the music the band is making and fondness for their members, as well as being driven due to his boss having threatened to fire him.
  • Read the Fine Print: Chancellor is trying to get the band to sign a 90 page contract which has a short clause that would give the record company control of the bands songs.
  • Secret-Keeper: Flit is the only person who knows that Ben faked his death.
  • Slobs vs. Snobs: The Foxleys (posh aristocracy’s) and the band (American rock and rollers) have some Culture Clash at first.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Nat, Ben's replacement, is the only girl in the band.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: It's gradually implied that some of the bands rougher qualities were influenced by hanging around Ben, especially Flit.