One Chance

2013

Action / Biography / Comedy / Drama / Music

108
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 63%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 66%
IMDb Rating 6.8 10 10098

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Julie Walters as Yvonne
James Corden as Paul
Mackenzie Crook as Braddon
Colm Meaney as Roland
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by jc-999-591106 9 / 10

I Loved It

Even if you know the end of the story, which I will not reveal, you will enjoy the ride. Paul Potts is a chubby young man who loves to sing, which makes him a target for bullying by one of the young toughs in his school. The bullying is realistically portrayed except for the fact that I do not think Paul could keep ahead of the bullies for that long a run. Small quibble.

As Paul grows up with few friends, if any, a doting mother and a tough father, the one constant joy in his life is opera. After he finishes school he gets a job in a cell phone shop with another odd character and they end up as best friends. His friend plays a trick on Paul and invites the woman to come meet Paul, who has been emailing this woman for a year but has no idea what she looks like or even if she is really a woman. She describes herself as looking like Cameron Diaz, spoiler alert she does not look like Cameron Diaz but turns into the love of his life.

He goes through many highs and lows and finally has one last chance to sing in Britain's Got Talent.

I loved this movie because it is a real example of someone who could have easily given up on his dream but keeps trying, one foot in front of the other. I found it to be funny, inspiring and at one point even brought tears to my eyes. The supporting cast are all brilliant as well as the actor who plays Paul.

Reviewed by studioAT 6 / 10

Corden and Roach bring Paul Potts' story to the big screen

Paul Potts' story grabbed the nations imagination as he went from Carphone Warehouse manager to opera singing sensation via Britain's Got Talent. And this film shows all of that and so much more of his story.

It gets a bit bogged down by trying to be a 'Working Title/Richard Curtis' film, what with the funny mum, idiot best friend etc, but actually this is a good film, that probably deserved to do better at the box office. Perhaps it didn't travel well around the world.

James Corden gives a good performance, but I found myself being more amazed by that of Alexandra Roach, who turns a potentially one note character into something far more. It's as much her film as it is Corden's.

There are some slower moments in the second half, but all in all I'd recommend this film for people who think they know Paul's story, and those that don't.

Reviewed by Jackson Booth-Millard 5 / 10

One Chance

There have been many deserving winners and stars that have come from Britain's Got Talent, including Diversity, Susan Boyle, Ashleigh and Pudsey, and Richard Jones, but everyone remembers the first ever champion in 2007, this film is all about his journey, directed by David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada, Marley & Me). Basically Paul Potts (James Corden, with the real Paul Potts as his singing voice) is a shy young man who suffers terribly at the hand of bullies, and damaged his teeth following an accident, he has a great love for operatic music. By day Paul works as a mobile phone salesman for The Carphone Warhouse, alongside incompetent manager and friend Braddon (Mackenzie Crook), but in his own time he dreams of being a professional operatic tenor, like Luciano Pavarotti and Andrea Bocelli. Paul also has a romantic relationship with supermarket worker Julie-Ann "Julz" Cooper (Alexandra Roach), he travels to Venice to attend a professional singing school, where he is mastered at one point by his hero Pavarotti (Stanley Townsend), who unfortunately gives him hard feedback, and he suffers terrible ailments that put his singing ability into turmoil. But Paul, with the support of Julz and his parents, Yvonne (Julie Walters) and Roland (Colm Meaney), pulls through, and he finally plucks up the courage to prove his love for Julz and sing for her, they later are happily married, and Paul is amazed that his singing voice returns. Then Paul sees an opportunity to achieve his dream to become an operatic singer, he gets an internet pop-up advertising auditions for the new talent show, Britain's Got Talent, he and Julz flip a coin to decide whether to go ahead with it, and the application is sent. Paul takes his one chance to stand on stage, introduced by presenters Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, to perform before the three judges, Simon Cowell (producing this film), Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan, and the theatre audience, with his rendition of "Nessun Dorma", he stuns everyone and goes through to the next round, in the time that follows Paul becomes a YouTube sensation with his auditions, and goes on to win the whole competition, make a number one album, and perform at the Royal Variety Performance before Queen Elizabeth II, and the success continues for Paul . Also starring Jemima Rooper as Hydrangea, Valeria Bilello as Alessandra, The Inbetweeners' Alex Macqueen as Dr. Thorpe and Trystan Gravelle as Matthew. Corden is likable as the every man with a passion for opera and triumphs over adversity, the film is played out like a long version of the introduction video you get before a talent show contestant's audition, with sob story and stuff to tug at the heartstrings, it is cheesy in many places, but when you know the true story you can just sit bit and enjoy the amusing moments, the classic music and the feel good factor, all in all it is a nice biographical comedy drama. It was nominated the Golden Globe for Best Original Song for "Sweeter than Fiction" by Taylor Swift. Worth watching!

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