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In a World... (2013)

 -  Comedy  -  13 September 2013 (UK)
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An underachieving voice coach finds herself competing in the movie trailer voice-over profession against her arrogant father and his protégé.

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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. Written by Anonymous

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Speak up and let your voice be heard.

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Rated R for language including some sexual references | See all certifications »

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13 September 2013 (UK)  »

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A Voz de uma Geração  »

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$70,541 (USA) (9 August 2013)

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$2,962,542 (USA) (29 November 2013)
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Although uncredited in the actual film credits, Cameron Diaz is listed in the credits for the movie-within-the-movie "The Amazon Games", which can be seen during the final voice class at the end of the film. See more »

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When Carol is sitting at the table eating peanut butter, the position of the label on the jar of chocolate peanut butter keeps changing. See more »

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Moe: Sweat pants off, ladies!
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During the opening credits, clips of TV commercials for the GEICO insurance company with Don Lafontaine on-camera are featured. See more »

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mild but likable comedy
29 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Judging by the trailer, In a World is a pretty funny comedy. But as with a lot of trailers, this is managed by cramming it with all the movie's funniest lines. So while the trailer has five or six really solid laughs, the same can be said for the movie, which for the most part is generally humorous but not terribly funny.

The film does have several things going for it. The idea of taking a peek at a niche part of the film business is a fun idea. Dmitri Martin's inability to ask the girl he likes out is clumsily charming. Lake Bell is quite likable.

There are also a few issues I would take with the structure, which feels a bit too lose, with subplots that don't seem to really support the story and aren't especially interesting on their own. And at the end, the movie seems to search around desperately for a moral and come up with the idea of female empowerment, which, even though that is one of the movie's threads,feels like it just went from a minor theme to *the* MAJOR THEME without proper preparation.

None of that is really a big deal; this is the work of a young, talented filmmaker who hasn't totally learned her craft, but it's still original and pleasant. It's just not funny enough or compelling enough to be more than something cute and forgettable.


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