I'll Be There (2003)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Romance  |  13 June 2003 (UK)
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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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Sam Gervasi (as Anthony Stewart Head)
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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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Olivia just met the perfect man for her Mom... Her Dad. 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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Many of the extras in the rock gig scene were staff and members from "The Pit" - a genuine rock club, which on Saturday nights occupied the John Bull public house where it was filmed, but has since moved to a nearby location in Richmond upon Thames. See more »


Drew: [discussing what could happen in Paul were in the psych ward permanently] I definitely don't want any bloody kids coming here and stealing cars and such.
Graham: Well that's exactly what might happen. Or worse.
Mary: What could be worse?
Graham: What if the place were bought by an American?
[everyone gives a horrified gasp]
Drew: It's our duty as a community to gather round one of our number who has hit a dark patch on life's long and winding road.
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Spoofs The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »


Would I Know
Written by Diane Warren
Performed by Charlotte Church
Produced and Arranged by Walter Afanasieff
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.
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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 :)

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