One Chance (2013)

PG-13   |    |  Biography, Comedy, Drama

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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).




  • Jemima Rooper at an event for One Chance (2013)
  • Jemima Rooper at an event for One Chance (2013)
  • James Corden and Maisie Whitt in One Chance (2013)
  • David Frankel in One Chance (2013)
  • James Corden in One Chance (2013)
  • Julie Walters and Alexandra Roach in One Chance (2013)

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26 January 2015 | nrcoleman-223-830337
| Heartwarming film for music lovers
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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Release Date:

25 October 2013


English, Italian

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Filming Locations

London, England, UK

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Opening Weekend USA:

$33,405 12 October 2014

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