I'll Be There

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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.

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Critic Reviews for I'll Be There

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (3)

  • 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.

    Jun 24, 2003
  • An ill-advised vanity project that will do little to salvage its star's sullied reputation.

    May 20, 2003 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Neil Smith

    BBC.com
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  • Little more than What a Banger Sister's Girl Wants Over the Still Crazy Cuckoo's Nest.

    Jan 6, 2004 | Rating: 26/100
  • 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.

    Jun 20, 2003 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for I'll Be There

  • Dec 10, 2009
    Ordinary but enjoyable comedy-drama with added attraction of Charlotte Church's beautiful rendition of Summertime near the film's end.
    jay n Super Reviewer
  • Aug 09, 2009
    Totally cute and funny. A "just for fun" film. : )
    Leigh R Super Reviewer
  • Sep 08, 2007
    young classical singer, charlott church came off quite well here, playing a welsh wannabee singer growing up in cardiff, not a stretch for her then, but she does show some great acting talent, her first acting experience, apart from the odd music video, here and there, things turn upside down when her father comes into her life, played by craig ferguson, he plays a fading rock star, who had a fling with her mom, hence she became into being, as they get to know each other, her singing talent comes into play, which perks him up a bit, a nice little tale, quite predictable, but runs\ along nicely, ferguson is good to watch, a lot to play with as his charactor goes off the rails, so a nice\ debut for church, who hasent done anything since, she should
    scott g Super Reviewer

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