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One Chance

One Chance
  • 2013
  • UK/US
  • 103 min
  • Directed by: David Frankel
  • Written by: Justin Zackham
  • Cast: James Corden, Colm Meaney, Mackenzie Crook

Heavily fictionalised depiction of the rise to fame of Paul Potts (Corden), 2007 winner of Britain's Got Talent. Aiming to be as inspirational as possible, the many fictional embellishments make it seem manipulative, and although Corden is generally amiable and Roach stands out, it's ultimately generic and dispiriting.

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One Chance

28 Oct 20132 stars

Unsatisfying biopic about the Britain's Got Talent star Paul Potts

The rise of Paul Potts from shop manager to one of the UK’s biggest opera singers following his success on Britain’s Got Talent is a great story. Sadly, in the hands of director David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada, Marley & Me) it doesn’t make for a…

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