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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.


Amber Benson


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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


'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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Comedy | Drama



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Release Date:

22 September 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Шанс See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA


Box Office


$75,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


As a favor to Benson, the producers of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1996) 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 »


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 »


[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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I'm sorry I beg to differ....
24 November 2007 | by annaclara-1See all my reviews

I'm sorry, I really am, it took me forever to finally get to see this movie, I waited for it for a long time, but seriously, I'm sorry but it sucks. I study movies and all sorts of things connected to them, and this looks like a very juvenile attempt that should appear on you tube rather than be made into a film. I love Amber Benson, and I love the story, but you can glance at this and within the first few minutes understand what's wrong. As(or at least wishfully hoping that I could be) a director I present the failures in this movie as the poster children for the fact that not everyone can and should be a director. Somebody compared this to Clerks and really, you should shut your mouth and go watch it again, because lots can be said about Clerks but not that it's a poor attempt. First off: this movie, because of its many dialogues and the general speaking, needed a good director that could have avoided making it look like filmed theater. It did not have that, and the result is that it looks like neither Amber nor James can act in the slightest, which is something far far from the truth. Secondly, what can't be corrected while filming can be eventually saved while editing,and that didn't happen. The timing is completely off, and it dwells on what should have passed unnoticed. Third, most of what I said can be considered style, but it's not. You can kinda see the style, but it needs to be refined and once again I'm sorry but you can clearly see Amber is not a director. What I hate is that the idea is good, the script also is very good, and for the first few times I saw this movie I let it convince me and bring me in. But when after knowing the story by heart I was able to step out a bit and stop condoning the errors and it was just then that I finally noticed that this movie is a mere 3 out of a potential 10... And it makes me sad to say this, but really... I wish Amber would have given it to a director, her performance would have been 100 times better and the film also. Sorry.

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