In a World..

  • 15
  • Lake Bell (2013)
  • US
  • 90 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

The male-dominated world of voiceover artists is explored from a female perspective in this touching comedy from Lake Bell, who stars, writes and directs. She plays Carol, who is competing against Hollywood's gravel-throated heavyweights for the trailer for a new Hunger Games-style blockbuster. And Carol has the added burden of trying to step out from the shadow of her father (Fred Melamed), one of the best VO guys in the business. It sounds like the formula for a spoof, but Bell's finely tuned, somewhat introspective film deals more with father/daughter issues and the melancholy of being single in LA (though she gets plenty of attention from a sound recordist played by Demetri Martin). The comedy is observational rather than gag-based - indeed, a subplot involving Carol's sister (Michaela Watkins) and her partner (Rob Corddry) adds some unexpectedly poignant texture. Nevertheless, the movie resolves itself in true, feel-good underdog-movie fashion, with a number of famous guest stars adding an element of surprise whenever the story might be needing a lift.

Plot Summary

A vocal coach struggling to make ends meet starts a new career recording voiceovers for film trailers. However, her new vocation is a highly competitive one, and she soon finds herself forming a professional rivalry with her own father, the most famous voice in the world of movie promotion. Comedy, directed by and starring Lake Bell. With Rob Corddry.

Cast and crew

Cast

Carol
Lake Bell
Sam
Fred Melamed
Louis
Demetri Martin
Dani
Michaela Watkins
Moe
Rob Corddry
Gustav
Ken Marino
Heners
Nick Offerman
Cher
Tig Notaro
Jamie
Alexandra Holden
Katherine Huling
Geena Davis
Eva Longoria
Eva Longoria

Crew

Director
Lake Bell

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Sony
Guidance: 
Swearing, sexual references.
Available on DVD
Released 13 Sep 2013
Certificate 15
Categories
Comedy

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