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One Chance - Einmal im Leben (One Chance)

USA | UK 2013
Starts April 24, 2014

Directed by: David Frankel
Writing credits: Justin Zackham
Cast: James Corden, Alexandra Roach, Julie Walters, Colm Meaney, Mackenzie Crook,
Jenima Rooper
Length: 103 minutes

One ChanceWith One Chance - Einmal im Leben writer Justin Zackham and director David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada) created a delightful comedy that is very moving but not the least bit sentimental. The film is based on the trials and tribulations of amateur opera singer Paul Potts, from age 9 until he wins—at age 37— the 2007 “Britain’s Got Talent” competition and the hearts of millions of viewers. It’s easy to understand why; the music goes straight to the heart. (The wonderful soundtrack includes music performed by Potts). A convincing cast—each character bestowed with a solid sense of (British) humor—grounds the story firmly in a Welsh portside working-class neighborhood: James Corden in the lead, Alexandra Roach as his wife Julz; veterans Julie Walters (Educating Rita) and Colm Meaney as Pott’s parents; Mackenzie Crook as Pott’s boss at the mobile phone shop and the best friend you could wish for. ()

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