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Chance (2002)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 22 September 2002 (USA)
A young woman tries to find the right man to be with while dealing with her own life and family problems.

Director:

Amber Benson

Writer:

Amber Benson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amber Benson ... Chance
James Marsters ... Simon
Tressa DiFiglia ... Sara (as Tressa di Figlia)
Andy Hallett ... Jack (as Andrew Hallett)
Lars Woods ... Rory (as Rayder Woods)
Jeff Ricketts ... Malcolm
Nate Barlow ... Milton
Shamus Murphy ... Guy
David Fury ... Pizza Man
Cathy Doe ... Zara
Patrick Beller Patrick Beller ... Orderly
Lara Wickes ... Heidi (as Lara Boyd Rhodes)
Rupert Cole Rupert Cole ... Johnny
Jaimie Linn ... Rachie
Grant Langston Grant Langston ... Strolling Minstrel
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Storyline

'Chance' is a black comedy about how hard it is to find "the one". Mostly told from the point-of-view of a young, sexually aggressive woman, named Chance, whom according to her: "we're all out there looking for true love", which turns out to be a very elusive thing indeed, and Chance is no exception. She's desperately on the prowl for a man, but since she's more mouse than cat, she get's herself into scrape after scrape in her screwball pursuit of love. Surrounded by a bevy of adoring but completely wrong-for-her men (and one dead girl from Manchester, England), Chance has to pick her way through her messy life in order to figure out which guy is "it". Written by <Fabian@gallatinriver.net>

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Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Unrated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Шанс See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$75,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

At the time that the film was made, Tressa DiFiglia (Sara) was the wife of Amber Benson's Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) co-star, Nicholas Brendon. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Simon orders a delivery pizza, he takes out a piece with no topping to give to his neighbor. When he actually hands it over, it is topped with mushrooms. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Chance: [voiceover] All right, you live your life in a totally normal, full on reality check kind of way. That's good and cool. Things don't get messed up. People you love hang around until you can't stand them anymore. Things never change. But shit like that doesn't happen in real life. Real life is just a movie with someone's finger jammed on fast forward. The numbers change faster than you can count. When you're a little kid, you never think you're gonna die. I mean death is just some ...
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Susan
Written and Performed by Grant Langston
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Amber Benson is amazing...
25 September 2002 | by Fedaykin_SadakoSee all my reviews

Chance premiered at the SideWalk Film Festival 22 September, 2002. As of right now, there are no distribution deals and no further plans to show the film, but that could, of course, change. And I hope with all of my heart it does.

Chance is a dark comedy about a chapter in the life of a young woman searching to find herself. It stars Amber Benson and James Marsters as Chance and Simon respectively. Also appearing in the film are Nate Barlow, Andy Hallett (the Host on Angel), Tressa diFiglia (Nicholas Brendon's wife), and Christine Estabrook.

The movie is hilarious! Definitely along my tastes in humour, and Amber did a fantastic job doing everything for this film - a true Indie movie. The soundtrack, provided by Grant Langston (with the beautiful song over the opening credits having been written by Joss Whedon), was awesome, funny, and touching. Pretty blunt, too, which served the story perfectly.

I was so afraid this movie would suck as much as I love Amber Benson. It didn't. It was much better than a lot of the movies I've seen lately. Amber was fantastic and James was so adorable it was scary.

If you get the chance (haha), see this movie. You will not be disappointed.


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