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Chance (2002)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 22 September 2002 (USA)
A young woman tries to find the right man to be with while dealing with her own life and family problems.

Director:

Amber Benson

Writer:

Amber Benson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amber Benson ... Chance
James Marsters ... Simon
Tressa DiFiglia ... Sara (as Tressa di Figlia)
Andy Hallett ... Jack (as Andrew Hallett)
Lars Woods ... Rory (as Rayder Woods)
Jeff Ricketts ... Malcolm
Nate Barlow ... Milton
Shamus Murphy ... Guy
David Fury ... Pizza Man
Cathy Doe ... Zara
Patrick Beller Patrick Beller ... Orderly
Lara Wickes ... Heidi (as Lara Boyd Rhodes)
Rupert Cole Rupert Cole ... Johnny
Jaimie Linn ... Rachie
Grant Langston Grant Langston ... Strolling Minstrel
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Storyline

'Chance' is a black comedy about how hard it is to find "the one". Mostly told from the point-of-view of a young, sexually aggressive woman, named Chance, whom according to her: "we're all out there looking for true love", which turns out to be a very elusive thing indeed, and Chance is no exception. She's desperately on the prowl for a man, but since she's more mouse than cat, she get's herself into scrape after scrape in her screwball pursuit of love. Surrounded by a bevy of adoring but completely wrong-for-her men (and one dead girl from Manchester, England), Chance has to pick her way through her messy life in order to figure out which guy is "it". Written by <Fabian@gallatinriver.net>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Unrated

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Шанс See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$75,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

As a favor to Benson, the producers of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) gave her access to some of their editing equipment and other filmmaking materials. In addition, they allowed her to film the nightclub scene on the set that serves as "The Bronze" on the show. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Simon orders a delivery pizza, he takes out a piece with no topping to give to his neighbor. When he actually hands it over, it is topped with mushrooms. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Chance: [voiceover] All right, you live your life in a totally normal, full on reality check kind of way. That's good and cool. Things don't get messed up. People you love hang around until you can't stand them anymore. Things never change. But shit like that doesn't happen in real life. Real life is just a movie with someone's finger jammed on fast forward. The numbers change faster than you can count. When you're a little kid, you never think you're gonna die. I mean death is just some ...
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Outtakes are shown at the end of the film. See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet Hunchback
Written by Michael Howlett
Performed by Amy Howlett
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Worth buying...
18 April 2004 | by SisiutilSee all my reviews

...because, unfortunately, that's probably the only way you'll see it--by buying it on DVD. The film deserved a broader distribution; pity it didn't get it.

Amber Benson may just be a female Kevin Smith--what a concept! Smith fans would certainly find a lot to like here, especially the smart, funny, salty dialogue, the wonderfully low-budget production values, as well as the f****d-up but very likeable leads. Add the movie's very funny but ultimately touching treatment of modern relationships, and it reminded me of Chasing Amy, one of my favorite films.

I look forward to watching Amber's career; buy and watch the film now so when she makes her own "Lost in Translation" in a few years, you can say you were there at the beginning.


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