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One Chance (2013)

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The true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night who became a phenomenon after being chosen for -- and ultimately winning -- Britain's Got Talent (2007).

Director:

David Frankel

Writer:

Justin Zackham
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Corden ... Paul
Alexandra Roach ... Julz
Julie Walters ... Yvonne
Colm Meaney ... Roland
Mackenzie Crook ... Braddon
Valeria Bilello ... Alessandra
Trystan Gravelle ... Matthew
Sion Tudor Owen ... Choirmaster
Jemima Rooper ... Hydrangea
Alex Macqueen ... Dr. Thorpe (as Alex MacQueen)
Miriam Lucia ... Signora Fiorentino
Stanley Townsend ... Luciano Pavarotti
Maria Del Monte Maria Del Monte ... Alessandra's Grandmother
Duccio Camerini Duccio Camerini ... Alessandra's Father
Luca Fiamenghi Luca Fiamenghi ... Gerhardt
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Storyline

Director David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Marley & Me (2008)) teams with Screenwriter Justin Zackham (The Bucket List (2007)) to tell the story of amateur opera singer Paul Potts (James Corden), who went from meek shop clerk to international superstar after his stunning performance on Britain's Got Talent (2007) became a viral video phenomenon.

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The incredible true story of Paul Potts See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language and sexual material. | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

25 October 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Paul Potts Project See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,405, 12 October 2014

Gross USA:

$101,196

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,900,434
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The scene where Potts sings on Britain's Got Talent (2007) is actual footage of the judges and the audience. With some clever editing, Paul Potts is replaced with James Corden on-stage. See more »

Goofs

Where Paul is waiting for Julz as she finishes work, as she comes round the corner there is an EE (Everything Everywhere) store visible behind her. EE didn't exist at this time. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Paul: [voice over] So there it is.The whole story. The opera of my life. Not a bad one, is it?
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Soundtracks

Golden Retriever
Written by Huw Bunford (as Bunford), Cian Ciaran (as Ciaran), Dafydd Ieuan (as Ieuan), Guto Pryce (as Pruce) and Gruff Rhys (as Rhys)
Performed by Super Furry Animals
Published by Nettwerk One Music Ltd.
Licensed courtesy of XL Recordings Ltd/Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd
By arrangement with Beggars Group Media Limited (P) 2003 Beggars Group U.S.A / XL Recordings Ltd (Under Exclusive License From Sony Entertainment (U.K) Ltd)
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Funny and emotional!
1 March 2014 | by leonblackwoodSee all my reviews

Review: I must be becoming soppy in my old age, because I really enjoyed this heartwarming tale about a guy who is down on his luck, but he has an amazing talent to sing opera and he follows his dreams by becoming a success. The characters were well chosen by the director and the storyline is written very well. You grow to like the main character and you feel for his amazing trail of bad luck throughout his life. The love story is really sweet, and his parents support was witty and emotional. To be honest, I wasn't expecting that much from this film, but I really enjoyed the mixture of emotions. Enjoyable!

Round-Up: It's amazing to see how far James Corden has come from his early years in Gavin & Stacey to winning many awards and now starring in a very well made movie. Everyone can't help but like the guy which is why we see him on the TV quite a lot nowadays. Julie Walters is getting better with age, along with Colm Meaney who seems to be popping up in loads of movies nowadays. Anyway, this movie is definitely worth a watch if you into witty, emotional dramas.

Budget: N/A Worldwide Gross: $7.5million

I recommend this movie to people who are into there witty biopics about an opera singers journey to fame. 6/10


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