Comedy-drama from the director of The Devil Wears Prada based on the meteoric rise of Britain's Got Talent winner, Welshman Paul Potts. The shy, Carphone Warehouse employee's audition bowled over Simon Cowell, became a YouTube sensation and lead to chart-topping albums. Stars comedian James Cordon (Gavin & Stacy) as Potts.
"One of four children born to a bus driver and a supermarket cashier, Paul (Corden) grows up in Bristol listening to his parents' opera records and discovering his vocal gift by singing in local choirs. He is also ruthlessly bullied, a devastating blow to his self-confidence alleviated only by his love of song. But song wasn't paying the bills, so Paul works as a mobile-phone salesman while performing in an amateur opera company. Though less than satisfying, life seems settled enough. Then Paul meets Julie-Ann (Alexandra Roach) on the internet. After a tentative courtship, the two fall deeply in love. Paul has almost everything a man could want, and yet he still seems to yearn. The tale of how Paul goes from unfulfilled everyman to media sensation is a testament to the human spirit and one of the most engaging true stories of our time." (Toronto International Film Festival)
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