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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).

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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).

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As a kid he was an outcast. As a young man, his future looked bleak. Throughout it all, his dream seemed impossible... Until he got the chance of a lifetime. See more »


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

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$33,405 (USA) (10 October 2014)

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$89,722 (USA) (7 November 2014)
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Katy Perry was offered the role of Julie-Ann, but declined. See more »

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When saying goodbye to Julz after their first date, Paul sees her to the Cardiff train and waves her goodbye. They are in fact on the Swansea bound platform of Port Talbot Parkway and she is going in completely the wrong direction. See more »

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Allegro Con Brio from Symphony No. 25 in G Minor
By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Capella Istropolitana
Conducted by Barry Wordsworth
Licensed courtesy of Naxos Rights US Inc
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Heartwarming Story that Leaves No Showbiz Cliché Unturned
28 October 2013 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Structurally speaking, ONE CHANCE follows the trajectory of just about every showbiz rags-to-riches movie you could think of. There's the skeptical father (Colm Meaney) offset by the devoted mother (Julie Walters); the best friend (Mackenzie Crook) who supports Paul (James Corden) despite evidence the contrary; the dramatic reversal scene where Paul is told by Luciano Pavarotti that he will never make the grade; the touching scene where Paul's wife Julie-Ann (Alexandra Roach) vows to support him through thick and thin; and the climactic sequence on the talent show BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT where Paul proves himself in front of the judges including Simon Cowell (the film's Executive Producer). And yet the film has a certain integrity to it: James Corden gives a winning performance as Paul, conveying the uncertainty and gawkiness of the character. Roach makes a convincing lifetime partner - someone who willingly puts up with Paul's basic self-centeredness as she truly believes in him. Meaney turns in a competent turn as a gruff rugby- playing patriarch with a heart of gold. Oh -- and there's the music as well, which is always worth listening to.


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