I'll Be There (2003)




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A has-been '80s pop star whose phone stopped ringing some time ago, Paul Kerr (Craig Ferguson) is an alcoholic on a downward spiral. After crashing his motorcycle through a window and into a fountain in his estate, Paul is sent to a mental hospital on the assumption that he has become suicidal. When a woman named Rebecca (Jemma Redgrave) shows up one day with teenage Olivia (Charlotte Church), whom she claims is Paul's long lost daughter, both the girl and the depressed singer slowly begin find a new sense of purpose in their lives. Returning to his home to set his life straight with a little help from a former bandmate, a tentative romance develops between Rebecca and Paul. Subsequently discovering that his newfound daughter shares her father's talent for singing, it appears as if Paul may well be on his way to finally finding post-fame happiness in life.
PG-13 (for drug references, some sexual humor/nudity and brief language)
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts , Romance
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Craig Ferguson
as Paul Kerr
Charlotte Church
as Olivia Edmonds-Kerr
Jemma Redgrave
as Rebecca Edmonds
Joss Ackland
as Evil Edmonds
Ralph Brown
as Digger McQuade
Ian McNeice
as Graham
Imelda Staunton
as Dr. Bridget
Steve Noonan
as Gordano
Tom Ellis
as Ivor
Anthony Head
as Sam Gervasi
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Critic Reviews for I'll Be There

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

In a story close to her real life, Charlotte Church has no great stretches to make and she handles lines and movement with the aplomb of the outstanding concert performer that she is.

June 24, 2003
Hollywood Reporter
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Little more than What a Banger Sister's Girl Wants Over the Still Crazy Cuckoo's Nest.

January 6, 2004
Montreal Film Journal

This movie is a light romp and a little different from your typical romantic comedy, because most of the relationship building is between the father and daughter.

Full Review… | June 20, 2003

An ill-advised vanity project that will do little to salvage its star's sullied reputation.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003

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Full Review… | December 29, 2006
Empire Magazine

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Full Review… | June 21, 2003

Audience Reviews for I'll Be There


Too full of cliches for me to really care. could not see any reason they would care , the mother is the one that was the most realistic.

Charles George
Charles George

I could smell the cheese from a mile away, but I really like Craig Ferguson and wanted to see if he could act, so I watched this anyway. And it's actually really not that bad, as long as you can see past the corniness. I wouldn't expect this to win any major awards or go down in history as a classic film of any kind, but if you're interested in music or any of the people involved, this is definitely worth watching.

Amanda Hendsbee
Amanda Hendsbee

Ordinary but enjoyable comedy-drama with added attraction of Charlotte Church's beautiful rendition of Summertime near the film's end.

jay nixon
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