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In a World... (2013)

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

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13 September 2013 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A Voz de uma Geração  »

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


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

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The title is a reference to the frequent phrase uttered by the late Don LaFontaine in many film trailers. See more »


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 »


Louis: The studio heard the temp recording you did and they want your voice on the trailer, Carol.
Carol: But I'm a chick.
Louis: Yeah, I know. I'm acutely aware of that.
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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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Cracking little indie comedy from Lake Bell
28 April 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Lake Bell wrote, directed and starred in this comedy of a voice coach who wants to make it as a voice-over star, a boy's club dominated by her famous father, the reigning king of movie trailer voice-overs. The small group are competing for the voice-over role for an epic new blockbuster series that's bringing back Don LaFontaine's famous "In a World..." putting the father and daughter at conflict.

Currently making its rounds of the festivals, where it picked up the Waldo Salt Screen writing award at Sundance USA and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. It's a great script that zips along, full of believable characters, handles the central conflict deftly and is never annoyingly quirky, just consistently funny.

Featuring an uncredited cameo by Cameron Diaz and a whole host of comedic talent from the LA circuit including Demetri Martin, Ken Marino, Rob Corddry, Geena Davis, Nick Offerman and Eva Longoria. Lake Bell confirmed at the Sundance London director's Q&A she'd written the script with all her friends in mind but she is the stand-out, anchoring the film and flawlessly delivering around different accents in her performance.

A feminist film that delivers its message without forcing itself upon you and puts the comedy foremost, it's great fun, well worth tracking down at release and shows Lake Bell to be a great talent to watch.

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