NO SHOW THURSDAY - THANKSGIVING
Also based on an incredible true story. If you've heard of Paul Potts, who won Britain's Got Talent in 2007, you'll already know how One Chance will turn out. The film follows typical underdog Potts, who is typically bullied by everyone from his old schoolmates and neighbors to his tough old man. Constantly put down by those around him, his doubts over whether or not he'll ever become an opera singer become nearly crippling.
And then he meets his future wife Julz over the internet and finally finds someone who supports his love of singing as much as his mother. Despite their support, he has difficulty proving his talents to others. He freezes up at an audition and shows up to a talent contest dressed as a clown, a la Pavarotti.
When he sees the advertisements for Britain's Got Talent, he signs up, feeling that it's his one last chance to prove himself. We, of course, know that he does just that, but after suffering and hoping with him throughout the film, seeing the smug smirk get wiped off Simon Cowell's face is no less satisfying. Yup, It's Billy Elliot with opera.