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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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Comedy

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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Storyline

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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Comedy

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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$2,962,542 (USA) (29 November 2013)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Moe's headphones are backwards in one shot, but on correctly in the next. See more »

Quotes

Carol: How does everybody know about that? I don't understand.
Louis: The Russian community is really tight.
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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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Regulate
Written by Warren Griffin, Nathaniel Hale, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Performed by Warren G. featuring Nate Dogg
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Lots to Like from Lake
31 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Nice story, an unexpected view on gender bias. There's a lot going on, but it's all connected to Carol's (Bell) struggle to carve out a career for herself. Many strong performances in small roles, including Michaela Watkins and Rob Corddry as Carol's sister and brother-in-law who have their own pressures. Bell shows a strong director's hand working with a large ensemble cast, and her writing skills made the shifting relationships between characters work.

Generally a strong directorial debut for Bell, but she also showed her inexperience on the technical side of directing, as there were scenes throughout the movie that were poorly lit (yes, it does matter: shadows are distracting to the audience).

Overall: +1


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