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

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25 October 2013 (UK)  »

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

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$89,722 (USA) (7 November 2014)
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The scene where Paul sings at the British talent show "Britains Got Talent" is actual footage of the judges and the audience. With some clever editing, Paul Potts is replace with James Corden on stage. See more »

Goofs

Where Paul is waiting for Julz as she finishes work, as she comes round the corner there is an EE (Everything Everywhere) store visible behind her. EE didn't exist at this time. See more »

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[last lines]
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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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)
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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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