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).
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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.
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) See more »
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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