From the director of The Devil Wears Prada, ONE CHANCE is the remarkable and inspirational true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night. Paul became an instant YouTube phenomenon after being chosen by Simon Cowell for "Britain's Got Talent." Wowing audiences worldwide with his phenomenal voice, Paul went on to win "Britain’s Got Talent" and the hearts of millions. Fresh from celebrating his Tony Award-winning Broadway run in "One Man, Two Guvnors," BAFTA winner James Corden (THE HISTORY BOYS) stars as Paul Potts and is supported by an acclaimed ensemble cast that includes Julie Walters (MAMMA MIA!, CALENDAR GIRLS, BILLY ELLIOT), Mackenzie Crook (THE PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN), Colm Meaney (GET HIM TO THE GREEK), Jemima Rooper (KINKY BOOTS), Valeria Billelo (PAZZE DI ME) and rising star Alexandra Roach (THE IRON LADY).
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
Delivers a screen version of Mr. Potts's life with straightforward crowd-pleasing instincts and more than a dollop of schmaltz.Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times, 10.09.2014
A sweet, funny, heartfelt film, and while we may know all along how it all turns out, Paul's signature performance still gives us chills.Annlee Ellingson, Los Angeles Times, 10.06.2014
The film shoehorns Potts's life story into a familiar underdog template ...Chris Packham, Village Voice, 10.07.2014
David Frankel's film reduces an extraordinary life to a predictable template of bullying, resolve, success, disappointment, and platitudes - a pattern repeated two or three times until the genuinely moving finale.Peter Keough, Boston Globe, 10.09.2014