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One Chance, the story of Paul Potts, the first ever winner of Britain's Got Talent.

Posted on 09 October 2013

One Chance, the story of Paul Potts, the first ever winner of Britain's Got Talent

One Chance, starring BAFTA and Tony award winning comedy actor James Corden, is in cinemas from 25th October 2013. This life-affirming British comedy is about a shy, small town boy and one of Carphone Warehouse's most famous employees - Paul Potts - who, with a flip of the coin, changed his life forever.

James is joined by an acclaimed cast of British and Irish comic actors including Julie Walters, Colm Meaney and Mackenzie Crook.

There aren't many who impress Piers Morgan. There are even fewer who impress Simon Cowell. And when it comes to people who don't realise they're a professional-grade opera singer, there are just a handful.

But there is probably only one person who has done all three, and then had their rise to fame turned into a blockbuster. That person is Paul Potts.

One Chance follows the highs and lows of Potts before he enters the very first Britain's Got Talent contest. We see him struggle with his love of music against bullies, travel to Italy on the last of his savings to get essential singer training, and then watch him in unsuccessful early performances. Along the way he breaks bones, strains relationships, and feels the financial pinch.

Potts greatest weakness is a lack of self confidence, something that James Corden is not known for. Made famous by Gavin and Stacey's Smithy character, this more straight laced but just as likeable performance will have you seeing Corden in a very different light. He still has his cheeky grin, but is charming and endearing.

Corden isn't the only famous actor to make it on screen. Julie Walters plays the hard working Yvonne Potts, his mother, while Colm Meaney is the stern father, Roland. Both want to see him make it big, although the relationship between father and son is strained almost to breaking point.

Mackenzie Crook (The Office, Pirates of the Caribbean) too makes an appearance as Potts' friend and colleague, adding comic relief and firmly rooting the characters in the real world.

There are even rumours that Simon Cowell himself appears - although you'll have to watch the full movie to discover if there's any truth to that particular rumour.

One thing you'll notice the moment the movie begins is the musical score – it's upbeat, memorable, and is of course interwoven with the epic opera that Potts falls in love with. The soundtrack also features a memorable track by Taylor Swift.

One Chance will certainly leave you with that 'feel good' feeling.

Here's the official trailer of One Chance to whet your appetite. One Chance is showing in cinemas nationwide from 25th October 2013.


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