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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.


Lake Bell


Lake Bell
3 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Lake Bell ... Carol Solomon
Rob Corddry ... Moe
Alexandra Holden ... Jamie
Eva Longoria ... Eva Longoria
Ken Marino ... Gustav Warner
Demetri Martin ... Louis
Fred Melamed ... Sam Soto
Tig Notaro ... Cher
Nick Offerman ... Heners
Michaela Watkins ... Dani
Geena Davis ... Katherine Huling
Stephanie Allynne ... Nancy
Melissa Disney ... Melinda Chisney
Olya Milova ... Mimi
Corsica Wilson ... Stacy


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Speak up and let your voice be heard.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


This is the second film in which Cameron Diaz has appeared that deals with movie trailers. In The Holiday (2006), her character runs a company that produces movie trailers. In this film, she has an uncredited role in the movie trailer for the film-within-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 »


Nancy: Oh, my god. Did we sleep together?
Louis: No.
Nancy: Did I sleep with anyone?
Louis: No.
Nancy: Who did you sleep with?
Louis: Nobody.
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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 »


Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.206 (2013) See more »


Greazee, Part I & II
Written by James Alexander, Billy Preston and Fred Smith
Performed by Billy Preston
Published by ABKCO Music, Inc.
Courtesy of ABKCO Music & Records, Inc.
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User Reviews

mild but likable comedy
29 August 2013 | by cheroldSee 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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Release Date:

13 September 2013 (UK) See more »

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In a World... See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$70,541, 11 August 2013

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2.35 : 1
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