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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".

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Luciano Pavarotti
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Alessandra's Father
Luca Fiamenghi ...
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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".

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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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Katy Perry was offered the role of Julie-Ann, but declined. See more »

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In an establishing aerial shot captioned "Port Talbot 1985", the M4 Briton Ferry Viaduct elevated section can be seen. This section of the M4 motorway was not completed until 1993. 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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Just like Paul
20 March 2014 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

I did not expect much from this movie. I thought it will be an average TV movie, watch and forget. The movie works great because the main actor is an unsuspected winner. The movie talks about what it means to win anything, about what it means to live actually, the competition was just a climax of a struggle this man had in his life anyway. He did not even believe in himself, yet he did not know what else to do except to keep on. He was not aware how ready he was actually. The movie is still simple, but it extends itself beyond, so the two, the movie and the main character, go hand in hand. It is nice to watch for once a movie that is not trying to do anything special, and achieves beyond its apparent limitations. Just like Paul.


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