It’s hard to be your own person, especially when your parents are rich, famous and in the spotlight. To what lengths would you go to be free of your family’s influences? This is the hardship of going up wealthy.
Synopsis:Frederick, Stephen and Tabitha are life long friends that have grow up together in the upper-class setting of contemporary London, England. For years the three friends have struggled together to live their own lives, despite all of their parent’s relentless attempts at marrying them off. Frederick’s parents Theodore and Ellie Williams are by far the most meddlesome. Theodore, a wealthy aristocrat and Ellie, a much loved former star of the stage and screen have an influence that is far reaching indeed. So how does a person escape such tyranny? You make such a spectacle of yourself that your family disowns you for their own self preservation. Then with this new found freedom, you tour the world. This is exactly what Frederick did, but when he returned home to dear mother England it was to the dark news that his mother had collapsed at a charity benefit and was deathly ill.
Unable to return his family's home and concerned that this may just be a trick to get him back under their thumb, Frederick convinces Stephen and Tabitha to secretly go and check on his mother while wearing disguises. He gives them strict instructions, that no matter what, they are not to tell his mother where he is. Unfortunately they are manipulated by Ellie –Frederick’s mother- into sneaking her out of the family estate blindfolded. When the two friends show up on Frederick's doorstep, his anger at this betrayal quickly melts away at the sight of his mother, whom he has greatly missed. All seems to be right with the world until Stephen rushes in and turns on the news, showing a special report about the kidnapping of Ellie Williams. Ellie calls Frederick’s father Theodore to say it’s all a misunderstanding and then realizes that she must do something to change his mind about their son. She tells Theodore the kidnappers want 2-million quid for her safe return and hangs up the phone.
The group of friends are shocked by Ellie’s behavior, but she explains she has a plan to teach Theodore a lesson and to get her family back together, with Frederick still being allowed to be the man he wants to be. This leads the whole group into a whirlwind of deception and dressing in drag, forcing Theodore on a wild goose chase in pursuit of rescuing his wife Ellie (who, in reality, was never kidnapped in the first place.) She has now become the new ringleader of their group on this bizarre journey and is determined to teach Theodore a few lessons about the importance of friendship, family and freedom. Sometimes it’s not just the children who need to grow up.