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Chance (2002)

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A young woman tries to find the right man to be with while dealing with her own life and family problems.

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Chance
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Sara (as Tressa di Figlia)
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Jack (as Andrew Hallett)
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Rory
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Malcolm
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Milton
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Guy
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Pizza Delivery Man
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Zara
Patrick Beller ...
Orderly
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Heidi (as Lara Boyd Rhodes)
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Johnny
Jaimie Linn ...
Rachie
Grant Langston ...
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'Chance' is a black comedy about how hard it is to find "the one". Mostly told from the point-of-view of a young, sexually aggressive woman, named Chance, whom according to her: "we're all out there looking for true love", which turns out to be a very elusive thing indeed, and Chance is no exception. She's desperately on the prowl for a man, but since she's more mouse than cat, she get's herself into scrape after scrape in her screwball pursuit of love. Surrounded by a bevy of adoring but completely wrong-for-her men (and one dead girl from Manchester, England), Chance has to pick her way through her messy life in order to figure out which guy is "it". Written by <Fabian@gallatinriver.net>

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$75,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Emma Caulfield was originally cast to play the role of Heidi and has a scene where James Marsters character of Simon spills a drink of her in a restaurant. But the scene was accidentally taped over during a rush in filming and since Caulfield was unable to come back for a re-shoot, her character was replaced by Laura Boyd Rhodes and the restaurant scene was not re-shot. See more »

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In the scene where Simon orders a delivery pizza, he takes out a piece with no topping to give to his neighbor. When he actually hands it over, it is topped with mushrooms. See more »

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[first lines]
Chance: [voiceover] All right, you live your life in a totally normal, full on reality check kind of way. That's good and cool. Things don't get messed up. People you love hang around until you can't stand them anymore. Things never change. But shit like that doesn't happen in real life. Real life is just a movie with someone's finger jammed on fast forward. The numbers change faster than you can count. When you're a little kid, you never think you're gonna die. I mean death is just some ...
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Even better than expected!
22 September 2002 | by (Nashville, TN) – See all my reviews

I just saw this movie today at its world premiere (at the Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival in Birmingham, AL) and it was absolutely amazing! I mean, I was expecting good things, with all the wonderful actors participating, but I was blown away by Amber Benson's brilliant and inspiring script. The dialogue--including some hilarious direct commentary by Chance herself--was quick, witty and entertaining, while at the same time insightful. Even though Chance's character is nothing like me (I'm more of a Simon myself), I could completely relate to her, simply because of the raw and realistic (in a surrealistic way, at least) of her.

This movie was also HILARIOUS. The entire audience laughed constantly, and not AT the movie. All it takes is James Marsters wearing ... Well, I'll leave that for when you see it (because you must). But his outfit is not the only thing that's laugh-worthy, I guarantee. The flashback within a flashback within a forward flash format leaves plenty of flexibility for humor and seriousness alike.

As far as acting goes, the performances were right on. Amber Benson and James Marsters work really well together. Then throw Andy Hallett into the mix and you've got magic. I mean, we've all seen them on Buffy/Angel, but never like this. If you ever had doubts about their abilities (not that you ever did, I'm sure), this will clear it up. The other characters were beautiful as well, particularly the creepy neighbor (Nate Barlow? I think that's right) and the former fling (Rayder Woods? once again, I think).

Go see this film! If you aren't touched by it (not to mention holding your side from laughing so hard), then you have some serious issues....or maybe you just need to find a different hobby. =)


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