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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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Hydrangea
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Alessandra's Father
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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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Meet the next big thing 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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Box Office

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$1,160,416 (UK) (25 October 2013)

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$89,722 (USA) (7 November 2014)
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Taylor Swift wrote and recorded an original song for this movie. It's called "Sweeter Than Fiction". See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Julz: How much money do you need?
Paul: I'm still short about five hundred quid.
Julz: When is it?
Paul: In three weeks. I'm thinking about selling my body.
Julz: How will you get the other 498 pounds?
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Connections

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

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YMCA
Words and Music by Henri Belolo, Jacques Morali and Victor Willis (as Victor Edward Willis) © 1978
Performed by The Village People
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd/Scorpio Music SA
Courtesy of Island Def Jam Music Group/Scorpio Music
Under License from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
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Heartwarming film for music lovers
26 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

This is a touching story with moments of sadness, joy and humor. As far as I can tell it is based pretty closely on the true life of Paul Potts. I liked the realism portrayed in the characters and the situations; for once Hollywood restrained itself. For classical music lovers, the music is a treat. Until the end--after an incredible soundtrack of great pieces written by the masters and performed by true artists, we are treated to an over- credits song by... Taylor Swift. WHAT??? NOOOOOO!!! WHY??? Who on earth made the choice to include that--performer--in this? Nothing worse than having your ears and senses assaulted with garbage after first being primed by some of the best music ever written. That's like having a lunch of fine French cuisine and then being presented with a Twinkie for dessert. Thanks a lot, whatever idiot included that favorite of teenyboppers everywhere in this otherwise-fine film.


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