In a World... (15)

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Comedy

In a World…

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<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>4</span>/5

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Time Out says

Posted: Tue Sep 10 2013

The curious world of voiceover artists provides rich pickings for the debut comedy from actress Lake Bell (the best thing in so-so romcoms like ‘What Happens in Vegas’). She writes, directs and stars as Carol, a voice coach who dreams of following in the footsteps of her dad, Sam (Fred Melamed), whose velvet tones have graced many a movie trailer. Rumour has it there’s a new gig – resurrecting the classic trailer phrase [deep voice]: ‘In a World...’. But is this chauvinistic industry ready to listen to a woman?

Carol is endearing, slightly chaotic and just the right side of kooky. There’s a sweet potential romance here, but the focus is equally on career and family. ‘In a World…’ feels like a passion project, but Bell goes easy on the preaching and heavy on the laughs without losing her feminist message. Like her character, Bell has suddenly made herself a contender in a male-dominated industry. And a damn funny one at that.

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Rated:

15

UK release:

Fri Sep 13, 2013

Duration:

93 mins

Cast and crew

Cast:

Lake Bell, Fred Melamed, Demetri Martin, Ken Marino

Director:

Lake Bell

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David Glowacki

This film promises much more than it delivers.The subject matter is interesting yet it nevers is more than bland at best.The acting (particularly by the writer/main actress) is rather hit and miss.The script is clunky and at times embarrassing.It has some fine moments and insights,yet it lacks any real sense of the viciousness of the voice over industry.What we get is a typically American, lets not rock the boat, storyline.The ending is pure saccarine and cringing with it's happy ever after conclusion..It is not awful,just lame in a very American way.

David Glowacki

This film promises much more than it delivers.The subject matter is interesting yet it nevers is more than bland at best.The acting (particularly by the writer/main actress) is rather hit and miss.The script is clunky and at times embarrassing.It has some fine moments and insights,yet it lacks any real sense of the viciousness of the voice over industry.What we get is a typically American, lets not rock the boat, storyline.The ending is pure saccarine and cringing with it's happy ever after conclusion..It is not awful,just lame in a very American way.