Friday, September 13, 2013

In a World ... - 3 stars

Lake Bell wrote, directed, and starred in this movie about Carol, a vocal coach who wants to follow in her father's footsteps and become a voice-over artist.  Her dream is to do voice-over work for movie trailers, but her father doesn't think it's a good profession for women. 

This is the first movie I have ever seen about this profession, and it was refreshingly original.  Lake Bell is funny and has a charming screen presence.  The movie did get a bit predictable at times, especially concerning her relationship with a sound engineer named Louis (Demitri Martin), but the movie was very enjoyable. 

There is a nice side plot going on with her sister cheating on her husband (Rob Corddry in his 50th movie role of the year so far), and her father is played by Fred Melamed, who is very fun to watch on screen.  The movie wasn't quite as funny as I hoped it would be, but it made up for it with charm and originality. 

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