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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.

Director:

Lake Bell

Writer:

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

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Cast

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 Olya Milova ... Mimi
Corsica Wilson ... Stacy
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Speak up and let your voice be heard.

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

13 September 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Voz de uma Geração See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$70,541, 11 August 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,962,542, 1 December 2013
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In one scene Carol is wearing a Westminster t-shirt. Lake Bell is an alumnus of Westminster School, Connecticut. 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

Louis: l just thought maybe it would be weird sleeping in the same place since we've both admitted that we like each other. You know?
Carol: Yeah. It is awkward sort of.
Louis: Yeah. But now that we've acknowledged it, it's not as weird, though. Right?
Carol: Yeah.
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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 »

Connections

References Ghost (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Yegelle Tezeta
Written and Performed by Mulatu Astatke
Courtesy of Buda Musique
http://www.budamusique.com/en/
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Cracking little indie comedy from Lake Bell
28 April 2013 | by jibson89See 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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