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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).

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

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Yvonne
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Roland
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Braddon
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Alessandra
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Hydrangea
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Dr. Thorpe
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Alessandra's Father
Luca Fiamenghi ...
Gerhardt
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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 incredible true story of Paul Potts See more »


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

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25 October 2013 (UK)  »

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Untitled Paul Potts Project  »

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

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$89,722 (USA) (7 November 2014)
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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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Connections

Featured in 71st Golden Globe Awards (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Che Gelida Manina from La Boheme
Written by Giacomo Puccini, Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
Performed by Paul Potts
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Heartwarming film for all
6 October 2013 | by (Atlanta, Georgia, USA) – See all my reviews

I saw the film One Chance prior to it's official USA opening, at the Aspen Film Festival, where it received enthusiastic applause and cheering from the audience. Although I am a long-time fan of its subject, British operatic tenor Paul Potts, it is not just "good if you like Paul Potts" but really, really good for anyone. Tony-award winner James Corden is excellent as Paul Potts, as is the rest of the cast, and the film is a first-class production all round. It is heartwarming and inspirational--and humorous--as it tells the story of a man who was born with an immense talent but bullied all his life for being "different." It is full of gorgeous music and full of romance as it follows the story of Paul and his wife, through difficulties--almost unbelievable, except it's true--that almost forced him to give up his dream, until it all came down to just One Chance to make his dreams come true. I would give it more than "two thumbs up" if I had more thumbs!


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