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One Chance

Release Date

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Aug 29, 2014

MPAA Rating



David Frankel


James Corden
Jemima Rooper
Julie Walters


2014 The Weinstein Company

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Paul Potts received world recognition after he won Britain's Got Talent. But before that he was a shy, bullied boy with big dreams. This movie follows his life story, with James Corden playing the opera singer wannabe.

Content Details

Why Is One Chance Rated PG-13?

One Chance is rated PG-13 for some language and sexual material.

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in One Chance...

Violence: On a couple of occasions, a character passes out while performing. A character is repeatedly taken to the hospital for various ailments. Bullies harass a character, as well as hitting, kicking and beating him. A man knocks out his teeth when he runs into a scaffold (some blood is shown). A man is mocked and jeered at by a crowd. A man ignores medical advice and puts his health in danger. A man is injured in a car crash. Characters talk about a fiery factory accident. A man punches another. A character is beaten and robbed. A woman hits a man in the head with a guitar.

Sexual Content: Characters engage in sexual dialogue using innuendo, slang terms, and rude references, as well as crude words for anatomy. Sexual relations are verbally alluded to. Sex is implied between a husband and wife on their wedding night. A man is seen in his underwear on a couple of occasions. A woman is seen in lingerie. Parents talk briefly about the conception of their child. A reference is made to on-line pornography. Characters embracing and kiss.

Language: The script includes a regional term for sex, other crude anatomic terms, some mild and moderate profanities, scatological slang, and terms of deity used as expletives. Name-calling and slurs are heard.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters frequently drink alcohol at home, during social occasions and in pubs. A man drinks to excess to drown his sorrows.

Other: Characters are ridiculed and teased because of their weight.

Home Video Viewing Alternatives

Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to One Chance.

The movie Shrek 2 contains a spoof of the popular talent show that launched Paul Potts. In Rudy, another dreamer pursues his desire to play football despite all the odds being against him. Other movies tracing stories of a rise to fame include The Sapphires (an Australia Aboriginal girl group), Walk the Line (Johnny Cash) and Ray (Ray Charles).

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Canadian Movie Ratings

PG Violence. Coarse and Sexual Language.
AB PG Language May Offend.
ON PG Violence, Language May Offend.
QC Not Rated
Not Rated

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