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I'll Be There (2003)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 1 August 2003 (USA)
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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Craig Ferguson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Craig Ferguson ... Paul Kerr
Charlotte Church ... Olivia Edmonds
Jemma Redgrave ... Rebecca Edmonds
Stephen Noonan Stephen Noonan ... Gordano (as Steve Noonan)
Ralph Brown ... Digger
Ian McNeice ... Graham
Imelda Staunton ... Dr. Bridget
Anthony Head ... Sam Gervasi (as Anthony Stewart Head)
Joss Ackland ... Evil Edmonds - The BeeLzeeBOPS
Joseph Alessi Joseph Alessi ... Enzo
Ravi Aujla Ravi Aujla ... Dr. Nahar
Marion Bailey ... Mary
Dominic Cooper ... Boyfriend
Poppy Elliott ... Girlfriend
Danny Webb ... Denny Wise
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Storyline

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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

Warner Bros. [UK]

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Family Business See more »

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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Paul Kerr: The chocolates are for you and the flowers are for Rebecca, your mum. Unless you want the flowers. And we can give her the chocolates. Or you could have them both and we could get her something else entirely. You know, like a bottle of wine or a fruit basket or some sort of cheese.
Olivia Edmonds: That will be lovely for both of us. We'll fight over them later.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Summertime
Written by George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward (as Dubose) and Dorothy Heyward
Performed by Charlotte Church
Produced and Arranged by Walter Afanasieff
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.
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Charlotte Church = Nice Surprise
14 July 2004 | by staceymSee all my reviews

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.


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