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In a World... (2013)

R  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Katherine Huling
Melinda Chisney


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)  »

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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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 »


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 »


Carol: This Wednesday, one woman will teach another woman to sound a little less retarded.
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, clips of TV commercials for the GEICO insurance company with Don Lafontaine on-camera are featured. See more »


References Mary Poppins (1964) See more »


Children's Story
Written by Ricky Walters
Performed by Slick Rick
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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An impressive performance by Bell on all fronts!
23 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

'IN A WORLD': Three and a Half Stars (Out of Five)

Actress Lake Bell makes her feature film directorial and writing debut with this indie comedy about a woman struggling to compete in the male dominated movie trailer voice-over world. The title refers to one of the most common trailer voice-over lines in film history (made famous by legendary voice actor Donald LaFontaine). The movie also revolves around the desire of the competing voice-over actors to take over that line (and landing one trailer that would allow them to do so). The film co-stars Rob Corddry, Demetri Martin, Ken Marino, Michaela Watkins, Fred Melamed and Nick Offerman. It's an impressive performance by Bell on all fronts!

Bell stars as Carol, a vocal coach who stumbles upon a big break in to the movie voice-over acting world. Her father, Sam Soto (Melamed). is a veteran in the business who's now retiring. When a popular book series is going to be turned into a probable blockbuster film franchise the first film trailer is heavily sought after, especially because it will bring back the popular trailer line 'In a world'. Soto wants his friend, and likely successor, Gustav Warner (Marino) to land the gig but when Gustav gets laryngitis Carol is asked to record a temp track instead. Her recording is so good that the producers want her for the trailer instead and a heated competition begins.

The movie is funny and touching in just the right places. All of the characters are written and acted well and I didn't even get into the plot line involving Carol's sister and her husband (Watkins and Corddry). They're part of the movie was actually the most touching to me but the main storyline is an interesting and entertaining subject for a movie (and one that hasn't been used much before, that I've seen). Bell show a lot of talent not just as an actress but as a writer and director as well (now). Certainly she's not just another pretty face!

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