One Chance (film)
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|Directed by||David Frankel|
|Produced by||Simon Cowell|
|Written by||Justin Zackham|
|Music by||Theodore Shapiro|
|Edited by||Wendy Greene Bricmont|
|Distributed by||The Weinstein Company|
|Box office||$10.9 million|
One Chance is a 2013 British-American biographical romantic 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.
- James Corden as Paul
- Alexandra Roach as Julz, Paul's wife
- Mackenzie Crook as Braddon, Paul's coworker at The Carphone Warehouse
- Valeria Bilello as Alessandra
- Colm Meaney as Roland, Paul's father
- Julie Walters as Yvonne, Paul's mother
- Trystan Gravelle as Matthew, Paul's lifelong bully
- Sion Tudor Owen as Choirmaster, Paul's mentor
- Jemima Rooper as Hydrangea, Braddon’s girlfriend
- Alex Macqueen as Dr. Thorpe, Paul's all-too-regular A&E physician
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 April 2019[update] it holds an approval rating of 63% 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".
|One Chance: The Incredible True Story of Paul Potts: Motion Picture Soundtrack|
|Soundtrack album by |
|Released||21 October 2013|
|Singles from One Chance: The Incredible True Story of Paul Potts: Motion Picture Soundtrack|
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.
|1.||"Nessun dorma"||Paul Potts||2:52|
|3.||"Vesti la giubba" (from Pagliacci)||Potts||3:26|
|4.||"E lucevan le stelle"||Potts||3:10|
|5.||"Ich liebe Dich"||Potts||2:41|
|6.||"Time to Say Goodbye" (Con te partirò) (2012 Version)||Il Divo||4:21|
|7.||"I. Allegro con brio" (Mozart: Symphony No. 25 in G Minor, K. 183)||Columbia Symphony Orchestra and Bruno Walter||4:42|
|8.||"Celeste Aida" (from Aida)||Potts||5:08|
|9.||"Farewell to Earth" ("O terra addio" from Aida)||Potts and Kylie Watt||1:44|
|10.||"Introitus Kyrie" (Mozart: Requiem, K. 626) (Remastered)||Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis and Angela Maria Blasi||2:38|
|11.||"Arrivederci Roma" (in B)||Vittorio Grigolo||3:42|
|12.||"'O sole mio"||Mario Lanza||2:28|
|13.||"Che gelida manina" (from La bohème)||Potts||5:38|
|14.||"O soave fanciulla" (from La bohème)||Potts and Watt||3:15|
|15.||"Sweeter than Fiction"||Taylor Swift||3:55|
|16.||"Moment of Truth"||The London Session Orchestra||1:40|
|17.||"Venice"||The London Session Orchestra||3:29|
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