MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,732 this week

Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story (2009)

7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 375 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 7 critic

Chronicles comedian Eddie Izzard's rise to fame from early influences - losing his mother to cancer at a young age before being sent with his brother to boarding school - to his close relationship today with his father.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 374 titles
created 04 Sep 2011
 
a list of 36 titles
created 24 Apr 2012
 
a list of 1621 titles
created 02 Jun 2012
 
a list of 9998 titles
created 25 Jul 2013
 
a list of 32 titles
created 13 Oct 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story (2009)

Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story (2009) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story.
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Eddie Izzard: Glorious (Video 1997)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Eddie Izzard's routine has a loose trajectory from the beginning of the Old Testament and the creation of the world in seven days to Revelations; God, in the voice of James Mason, makes ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Richardson
Stars: Eddie Izzard, Mac McDonald, Rhona Mitra
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Executive transvestite Eddie Izzard takes his show to San Francisco to give a brief history of pagan and Christian religions, the building of Stonehenge, the birth of the Church of England ... See full summary »

Director: Lawrence Jordan
Stars: Eddie Izzard
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Recorded at the Albery Theatre in March of 1994 for a limited sold-out engagement of seven weeks. "...When he pulls up in mid-flow there is the same sense you get with Robin Williams ... See full summary »

Director: John Gordillo
Stars: Eddie Izzard
Eddie Izzard: Circle (Video 2002)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Town Hall, New York City, 26 June 2000. An evening with Eddie Izzard in which he moves back and forth in time, with religion as the loose but constant theme. He begins with Pope John Paul ... See full summary »

Director: Anastasia Pappas
Stars: Eddie Izzard
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

'Definite Article' marks that thrilling moment when a promising talent moves up several gears into major stardom"--Daily Telegraph, UK

Director: Ed Bye
Stars: Eddie Izzard
Documentary | Biography | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Wrestling documentry about comedian Andy Kauffman's break into professional wrestling. Mainly focuses on his feud with Memphis wrestling legend, Jerry "The King" Lawler, and features ... See full summary »

Directors: Lynne Margulies, Joe Orr
Stars: Andy Kaufman, Jerry Lawler, Tony Danza
Eddie Izzard: Sexie (Video 2003)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Declan Lowney
Stars: Eddie Izzard, Ben Shockley
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

"Life, the universe, and...everything. Here's what the critics are saying about Eddie's tour: Eddie makes us believe we can surf World 2.0 instead of just being swallowed up by it. As ... See full summary »

Director: Sarah Townsend
Stars: Eddie Izzard
Up for Grabs (2004)
Comedy | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The absurd true story of the legal battle over the "Million-Dollar Baseball." Barry Bonds' record setting 73rd home run ball sparks a melee in the stands at Pac Bell Park in San Francisco. ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Wranovics
Stars: Marty Appel, Barry Bonds, Patrick Hayashi
Eddie Izzard: Stripped (Video 2009)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Director: Sarah Townsend
Stars: Eddie Izzard
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The documentary consists of tape of Don's show (never been filmed before), interviews with Don's contemporaries, (Steve Lawrence, Bob Newhart, Debbie Reynolds, etc.), established comedians ... See full summary »

Director: John Landis
Stars: Harry Dean Stanton, John Landis, Don Rickles
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Stars: Eddie Izzard
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Melvin Altwarg ...
Himself
...
Himself
Mick Andrew ...
Himself
Rob Ballard ...
Himself
Andrew Boxer ...
Himself
William Burdett-Coutts ...
Himself
Celia Carr ...
Herself
Caroline Chignell ...
Herself
...
Himself
...
Himself
Alex Dandridge ...
Himself
Rachael Downing ...
Herself
John Fealey ...
Himself
Wayne Forester ...
Voiceovers (voice)
Edit

Storyline

Believe chronicles comedian Eddie Izzard's rise to fame from his early influences - losing his mother to cancer at a young age before being sent with his brother to boarding school to his close present day relationship with his supportive father. Written by Raindance Film Festival

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 October 2009 (USA)  »

Box Office

Budget:

£250,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Kevin Pollak's Chat Show: Eddie Izzard (2009) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Charts the best stand up of the 21st century.
16 July 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

If you was to ask me who my favorite stand up comedian was i would find it hard to give you an answer. Among my favorites are Bill Hicks , Richard Prior , Billy Connolly and Lee Evans but if i had to pick a favorite i would have to say Eddie Izzard.

This is a BBC documentary that charts the life of one of the hardest working men in show business and a fascinating watch it is.

Eddie tells his own story which includes the death of his mother and his upbringing in boarding school to his relentless and manic obsession with becoming a stand up comedian and actor.

What i like about this , is that this is that the story is told in his own words. It is intermingled with very old footage of his early work ( and it wasn't very good) to some of his iconic sketches , including my personal favorite , the Fashion full circle gag. Dick head , normal , trendy , Dick head!

He comes across as being a very intelligent man yet somehow venerable and i don't think there is anyone around at the moment who can hold a light to him.

Recommended.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
So...yeah jackson-57
anyone sense mommy issues? letmehe
Song in the movie johnnymail
Late News! Screening in West End Tonight! mobbs_47
Discuss Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?