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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).

Director:

David Frankel

Writer:

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Corden ... Paul
Alexandra Roach ... Julz
Julie Walters ... Yvonne
Colm Meaney ... Roland
Mackenzie Crook ... Braddon
Valeria Bilello ... Alessandra
Trystan Gravelle ... Matthew
Sion Tudor Owen ... Choirmaster
Jemima Rooper ... Hydrangea
Alex Macqueen ... Dr. Thorpe (as Alex MacQueen)
Miriam Lucia ... Signora Fiorentino
Stanley Townsend ... Luciano Pavarotti
Maria Del Monte Maria Del Monte ... Alessandra's Grandmother
Duccio Camerini Duccio Camerini ... Alessandra's Father
Luca Fiamenghi Luca Fiamenghi ... Gerhardt
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Storyline

Director David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Marley & Me (2008)) teams with Screenwriter Justin Zackham (The Bucket List (2007)) to tell the story of amateur opera singer Paul Potts (James Corden), who went from meek shop clerk to international superstar after his stunning performance on Britain's Got Talent (2007) became a viral video phenomenon.

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The incredible true story of an underdog who never gave up See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Taylor Swift wrote and recorded an original song for this movie. It's called "Sweeter Than Fiction". 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

Julz: Wow. I knew you were mad for opera but I didn't know you were completely psycho for it.
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Connections

Referenced in America's Got Talent: Finals, Week 1 Results (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Britain's Got Talent Theme
Written by Jos Jorgensen (as Jorgensen) and Andy Love (as Love)
Published by Reverb Music/Global Talent Publishing Limited
Courtesy of Thames/Syco Entertainment
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User Reviews

 
James Corden is great as Paul Potts.
3 July 2018 | by paulclaassenSee all my reviews

Since the film is based on a true story, you already know what the outcome will be from the starting point, so it leaves room for very little surprises. Nevertheless, the film is a wonderful feel-good movie. James Corden is perfectly cast as Paul Potts. The love story is beautiful and the characters are very likable. A delightful comedy, actually.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

25 October 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Paul Potts Project See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,405, 12 October 2014

Gross USA:

$101,196

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,900,434
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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