This Sunday, Feb. 22, at 2 p.m. Mercyhurst University will once again play host to a crowd of shivering students and Erie-ites who will venture to the campus’ Taylor Little Theatre to see the movie of the week, “One Chance.”
Directed by David Frankel of “The Devil Wears Prada,” “One Chance” tell the inspiring story of Paul Potts, a cellphone salesman who secretly dreamt all his life of being a world-famous opera singer.
Starting as a child and continuing into adulthood, Paul was constantly bullied and harangued by classmates for his love of opera music, dropping his already very low self-esteem to a near non-existent level.
With only the support of his mother and girlfriend, Paul continued to love opera and sing at home to his CD player, until he saw an online advertisement for open auditions for the famous talent contest “Britain’s Got Talent,” and his dream suddenly became real.
After auditioning for the show and blowing the crowd away with his unbelievable talent, Paul became an instant YouTube sensation.
He soon after went on to simultaneously win “Britain’s Got Talent” and the hearts of millions of his fans.
“One Chance” is a truly inspirational and feel-good movie about an underdog who determinedly made his own dreams come true.
James Corden of “Into The Woods,” plays the talented Paul Potts, alongside the brilliant Julie Walters of “Mamma Mia” and “Calendar Girls” who plays Paul’s mother, and other actors such as Mackenzie Crook from “Pirates of the Caribbean.”
The movie will be shown at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 22.
Tickets are available at the door of Taylor Little Theatre and are only $6 for adults, $5 for seniors/students, and $1 for students with their Mercyhurst ID.