I'll Be There (2003)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Romance  |  13 June 2003 (UK)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 1,268 users  
Reviews: 31 user | 7 critic

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.


0Check in

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video

1 win. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Big Tease (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Flamboyant Glasgow hairdresser, Crawford Mackinzie, gets a letter from the World Hairdresser International Federation inviting him to its prestigious annual contest in L.A. Filmmaker Martin... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Allen
Stars: Craig Ferguson, Chris Langham, David Rasche
Saving Grace (2000)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A small-town English widow, facing financial troubles after her husband's suicide, turns to agriculture of an illegal kind.

Director: Nigel Cole
Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Craig Ferguson, Martin Clunes
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Craig Ferguson wants to tell a joke. And he'll try to finish the joke. But he may not remember to get to the punchline, because he's distracted by hysterical thoughts of fatherhood, Helen ... See full summary »

Director: Jay Chapman
Stars: Craig Ferguson
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Recently granted American citizenship, Craig Ferguson is ready to rule his adopted nation!

Director: Shannon Hartman
Stars: Craig Ferguson
Comedy | Music | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Making a satire out of the entire Late Night Show concept Scotsman Craig Ferguson hosts his show with a robot skeleton and a "horse" as his sidekicks. The show features the stereotypical parts of a Late Show, but all in their own, raw way.

Stars: Craig Ferguson, Shadoe Stevens, Josh Robert Thompson
Love Affair (1994)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Ex-football star Mike Gambril meets Terry McKay on a flight to Sydney, which is forced to land on a small atoll. Both engaged to others, they become romantic on board the ship sent to take ... See full summary »

Director: Glenn Gordon Caron
Stars: Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Katharine Hepburn
Case Histories (TV Series 2011)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Former soldier and policeman, Jackson Brodie, becomes a private investigator.

Stars: Jason Isaacs, Amanda Abbington, Zawe Ashton
Holy Smoke (1999)
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

While on a journey of discovery in exotic India, beautiful young Ruth Barron falls under the influence of a charismatic religious guru. Her desperate parents then hire PJ Waters, a macho ... See full summary »

Director: Jane Campion
Stars: Kate Winslet, Harvey Keitel, Julie Hamilton
Burning Man I (2011)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An English chef with a chic restaurant on Bondi Beach trying to put his life and his relationship with his son back on track while surrounded by women.

Director: Jonathan Teplitzky
Stars: Matthew Goode, Rachel Griffiths, Bojana Novakovic
Breathless (TV Series 2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A TV series set in early 1960s England and centered around the doctors and nurses in a gynecology ward.

Stars: Catherine Steadman, Zoe Boyle, Shaun Dingwall
Trust Me (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Andrew Kazamia
Stars: Cory Pendergast, Enn Reitel, Joeanna Sayler
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Trise Clarke, a loving but deluded single mother, unwittingly propels her 18-year-old son, John Paul,into a career as a male escort.

Director: May Miles Thomas
Stars: Maureen Carr, John Kielty, Gary Lewis


Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Noonan ...
Gordano (as Steve Noonan)
Sam Gervasi (as Anthony Stewart Head)
Evil Edmonds - The BeeLzeeBOPS
Joseph Alessi ...
Ravi Aujla ...


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:




Release Date:

13 June 2003 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

The Family Business  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

| |


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


The character who offers Paul Kerr his sobriety chip at the AA meeting reoccurs in the bar scene and was played by the Boom Operator, 'Arthur Turner (I)' See more »


[Digger shushes Paul after they're woken by someone ringing the doorbell and knocking in the middle of the night]
Paul Kerr: [whispering] Who is it?
Digger: [whispering] It might be burglars.
Paul Kerr: [whispering] They don't usually ring the bell.
See more »


Spoofs The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »


That's What Girls Do
Written by Nina Ossoff and Richard Supa (as Richie Supa)
Performed by No Secrets
Courtesy of Jive Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The ultimate feel-good movie and what's wrong with that?
6 November 2004 | by (Edinburgh) – See all my reviews

I must admit I really enjoyed this film. Not because it had something profound to say, but simply because it is positive and has a very amusing, Scottish 'front man'. Craig, you're braw! You really can act the rock star from the smile to the stage appearance! I was also very impressed by Church - very natural. Maybe this film could help her go far?

I watched the film with commentary since Ferguson was commentating and found it rather amusing to note that he really had had a motorbike accident (not in the way described in the film) and had broken a rib and hurt his arm. Although you don't think about it in ignorance, it does explain a few things when you know. A must-see for everyone who doesn't stick there nose up at happy film :)

9 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Rip off FirthNorthamAddict
Oh my... Blaidd_Drwg
what happened to this film sunnyday04
Where can the song be found? lindsay-linds
Need Help. hallenbeck3
I need to know an actor... darling_bonnie03
Discuss I'll Be There (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: