GenreBiography, Comedy, Drama ScreenplayJustin Zackham LanguageEnglish
WriterJustin Zackham (screenplay) Release date9 September 2013 (2013-09-09) (TIFF)
25 October 2013 (2013-10-25) (UK) Initial releaseOctober 25, 2013 (Republic of Ireland) CastJames Corden (Paul Potts), Alexandra Roach (Julz), Julie Walters (Yvonne), Colm Meaney (Roland Potts), Jemima Rooper (Hydrangea), Mackenzie Crook (Braddon) Similar moviesInterrupted Melody (1955)
TaglineThe incredible true story of an underdog who never gave up
One Chance is a 2013 British-American biographical comedy-drama film about opera singer and Britain's Got Talent winner Paul Potts, directed by David Frankel and written by Justin Zackham. It was screened in the Special Presentation section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.
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James Corden as Paul Potts
Ewan Austin as 14-year-old Paul
Julie Walters as Yvonne Potts
Colm Meaney as Roland Potts
Alexandra Roach as Julie-Ann "Julz" Potts
Mackenzie Crook as Braddon
Jemima Rooper as Hydrangea
Valeria Bilello as Alessandra
Trystan Gravelle as Matthew
Stanley Townsend as Luciano Pavarotti
Director David Frankel reduced his directing fee of $6 million to $1.2 million in exchange for a larger share of the film's gross. One Chance was shot in Italy and the United Kingdom.
The film was shown at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival on 9 September 2013 and released in cinemas on 25 October 2013.
The film received mixed to positive reviews. As of October 2014 it holds an approval rating of 60% on the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, based on 43 reviews, with an average score of 5.4 out of 10; the consensus states: "Predictable and sentimental, yet thoroughly agreeable, One Chance is an unapologetic crowd-pleaser that achieves its admittedly modest goals." On Metacritic, the film has a 49/100 rating based on 12 critics, signifying "mixed or average reviews".
The soundtrack was released in the United Kingdom on 21 October 2013. It was released in the United States the next day via digital download with two extra tracks by The London Session Orchestra, a compact disc copy was released on 7 January 2014. It was scored by Theodore Shapiro. "Sweeter Than Fiction" by Taylor Swift was included on the soundtrack and was released as the lead single on 21 October 2013 by Big Machine Records. The single received a nomination for Best Original Song at the 71st Golden Globe Awards.