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I'll Be There (2003)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 13 June 2003 (UK)
An off-beat comedy about a former 80s pop star (Craig Ferguson) whose downward spiral is halted when he discovers he has a teenage daughter (Charlotte Church), the product of a weekend love affair.

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Storyline

A washed-up 80's pop star suddenly has a new direction in life when he discovers that he has a teenage daughter, Olivia, in Cardiff, Wales. The result of a weekend affair he had back at the height of his fame produced Olivia, a newspaper delivery girl for the South Wales Echo. He arrives in the small Welsh town, unsettling the life of his ex-lover while inspiring his newfound daughter to follow in his footsteps with a musical career of her own, against the wishes of her mother. Written by Anonymous

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A rock-star father. A long-lost daughter. Comedy is relative. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for drug references, some sexual humor/nudity and brief language | See all certifications »

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'Craig Ferguson' was in a motorbike accident shortly after filming began. He broke several ribs and his collarbone. All scenes throughout the movie where you see him using his left hand while his right hand hangs nearly useless were done shortly after the accident when he couldn't move the right side of his body without considerable pain. See more »

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Paul Kerr: Be reasonable, why would I try to kill myself? I'm rich and I'm Scottish, it doesn't get better than that.
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References Letter to Brezhnev (1985) See more »

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Reach Out I'll Be There
Written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland (as Edward Holland,
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Performed by Charlotte Church
Produced and Arranged by Walter Afanasieff
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.
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A great little film..
14 September 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Why does every film have to have multiple meanings in order to be considered good?? This was a real surprise for me. Uncomplicated and fun, this Charlotte Church vehicle gave me 90 minutes of popcorn eating enjoyment. I felt Charlotte was perfect in this role and she acted with vetern-like ease.

The problem with critics these days is that they over-analyize every film to see if they meet some deep meanings. This was a film intended to be a feel good comedy and thats exactly what it does. The cast was great, and as an American I found some of the humor pretty funny. Lets not forget that the viewers get a chance to hear Charlotte's amazing voice, which is one of the most beautiful on earth.


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