An underachieving vocal coach is motivated by her father, the king of movie-trailer voice-overs, to pursue her aspirations of becoming a voiceover star. Amidst pride, sexism and family dysfunction, she sets out to change the voice of a generation.
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Warm and endearing dramedy with great performances and good script writing. Bell makes for a protagonist to root for and the supporting cast delivers in spades. While the story might tread familiar ground in certain regards there is enough fresh angles to the proceedings to set this one apart from the pack. And to have the good taste to include Tears For Fears in the movie is always a big plus! Recommended.
Quirky, funny with a few rough edges, which made it even more enjoyable. Great first effort, Lake Bell is one to watch! Just added to the experience to have her answer a few questions at Sundance London after the screening.
Lake Bell an actress long relegated to the sardonic best friend role crafts a star turn for herself that though in a novel setting winds up being as inconsequential as the studio romantic comedies she hails from. Script is passable but mostly flat with some fair turns by a varied cast.
Lake Bell's charming comedy, IN A WORLD..., about a woman trying to break into the cutthroat world of movie trailer voice overs, which just happens to be dominated by her father, certainly has sass and wit to spare, but it never quite feels like it earns its emotional payoff. Bell, however, is doubtless a talent to watch.
MAYBE 3 1/2 out of 5 stars. My complete and total lack of expectation (along with the completely random subject matter) might be the only reason(s) I enjoyed In a World. A normally grating supporting cast was actually enjoyable here but for some reason the lack of glamour with which Lake Bell played Carol stood out to me.