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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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A comedy centered around three Brown University-educated people who are approaching the age of 30 in the months leading up to September 11.

Director: Lake Bell
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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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Rated R for language including some sexual references | See all certifications »

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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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Trivia

According to Lake Bell, there are few notable film trailers that have employed female voice-over talent. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Carol: I just want to give you my card. I'm not a vocal coach anymore, but I would make an exception for you because you sound like a squeaky toy. And I don't mean that in a bad way.
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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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References Mary Poppins (1964) See more »

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It Was A Good Day
Written by O'Shea Jackson, Harry Milton Ray, Willie Albert Goodman, Sylvia Robinson, Chris Jasper, Ernie Isley (as Ernest Isley), Marvin Isley, O'Kelly Isley (as O'Kelly Isley Jr.), Ronald Isley, and Rudolph Isley
Performed by Ice Cube
Courtesy of Priority Records, LLC
Under exclusive license from EMI Film and Television Music
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Not what I expected, but refreshing.
18 August 2013 | by (Maine) – See all my reviews

I didn't know anything about the movie other than the synopsis, and so I thought it was a documentary. Nope!

That said, this was one of the most laid-back movies I've seen (and liked) in a while. It feels so much like a typical "independent" movie from the late 90's/early 2000's, that it was very refreshing. The dialogue felt very authentic (a few scenes felt improvised, even), and the main character is awesome. I hope this movie becomes more popular just to showcase this character to a wider audience. She's the female lead character we're not shown too often in Hollywood- she's just kinda...normal.

Demitri Martin is also awesome, and I wish he had more screen time (though his character was wisely kept in small doses). The supporting roles, as well as the B-plot characters, are mostly great, though there are a couple of two-dimensional characters who feel written in for convenience, or cheap gags.

The movie is not without flaws, either. At times the characters' dialogue overlaps each other and comes out a bit too quick. Especially in the beginning, I had trouble figuring out what was going on because I couldn't pick out what the people were saying. But then again, that did add to the authenticity of the film overall.

Also, one person's "authentic" is another person's "boring" or "unmotivated." Like real life, stuff just kinda happens and people just kinda do things. It felt very much like just suddenly watching somebody's weekend. I can see how that might irritate some people, who'd want a more audience-friendly flow and script.

I only mention it because it threw me off at first- since I expected a documentary, I had no idea what the movie was trying to be for the first 10 minutes or so. But it did all come together in the end, and I liked it.


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