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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
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.
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, and unexpectedly so. I am not Charlotte
Church's number one fan, but all the same she was not as bad as people seem
to think, and it's criminal that this movie was in and out of theatres
almost straight away.
The plot is, I agree, similar to 'What a Girl Wants', but I think that they are different enough that you could see both and be quite happy.
Craig Ferguson was excellent, all the more so as he wrote and directed, and Joss Ackland and Jemma Redgrave contributed to a solid supporting cast.
I'd definitely give 4.5 out of 5 for this, only knocking off .5 as Imelda Staunton and Phyllida Law were somewhat wasted.
This movie had all of the elements of a good time. Wonderful cast, lots of laughing, music to tap your feet and terrific scenery. Craig Ferguson, did an outstanding tour de force with writing,acting etc. He's a joy to behold. Charlotte Church, moved me, she was just right, and her voice, like an angel. It's a movie for the whole family, without being a Disney movie. I am looking forward to seeing it again and again.
I actually only rented this on the chance that I would get to hear
Church sing. I wasn't expecting much out of the film or the acting. I
wrong. I laughed out loud in several spots, and was extrememly pleasantly
surprised to see such good acting. Most of all by Miss Church. Who would
think that someone with such stunning beauty and such a talented voice,
could actually act.
The movie wasn't much of an inspiring romance, but it was a movie that was intedned to uplift you and inspire you to pursue your dreams. Entertaining to the last minute.
My whole family went to see this and we all enjoyed it. We think that it is a shame that it wasn't seen by more people. It was a good light- hearted film and the cast did it credit. I was not expecting such a good performance from Charlotte Church although she was really playing herself. If you don't expect high drama and sit back and relax, you should really enjoy it. I will certainly buy this video when it comes out on general release.
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
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 :)
This may be THE "Feel Good" movie of the year ! What a great 2003 antidote the 2003 Evening news. The is not a movie for the deep thinking existential philosopher. Aging rocker finds out he has a 16 year old daughter isn't new..but... the whole thing is covered in very familiar,upbeat rock n roll sounds. The audience laughed and cried and laughed some more. We all left humming or whistling the songs. If you liked Craig Ferguson in "Saving Grace" ..go see "I'll Be There"
I had heard nothing of this film until I saw it arrive at the video store. It was a cute movie and the casting was great. I enjoy all of Craig Ferguson's work and he did a wonderful job once again. I don't think acting will be Church's forte nor singing anything other than her main lineup of music (I realized while watching this how different singing styles vary and if they can be pulled off by one person) Catch this film if you enjoy a nice, pleasing film and a good soundtrack.
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I found this movie to up upbeat and even a bit heartwarming. The plot
was perhaps a little contrived, but I'm a sucker for happy endings and
movies about families that, eventually at least, work it out.
Perhaps I have a better DVD than one of the other reviewers, because I found nothing wrong with the sound quality of the film. The acting wasn't up to Academy Award standards, was was quite good, and there were some very funny parts, although some of the "British" comments went over my American head. Charlotte Church's voice is always a pleasure to hear and while the songs in this movie weren't of the type she really excels in, she still has "the voice of an angel" and her singing alone would have made the film worthwhile. The other principal actors were quite good as well, and it was fun seeing Anthony Head play a low key villain after seeing him for so many years as Buffy's adviser and protector.
It was by pure coincidence that I saw this movie. When I heard that the movie flopped, I was very surprised. I considered it to be funny, entertaining and with great music. One of the best movies I saw in 2003, only to be beat by Amelie.
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