In a World……….


IN A WORLD…  (15)

Run time: 93mins

Distributor: Sony Pictures            Director:  Lake Bell

Cast: Lake Bell, Fred Melamed, Geena Davis, Demetri Martin, Eva Longoria

Synopsis:  An under-achieving 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.

Lake Bell wrote, directed and stars in this sparkling independent comedy about Carol a voice coach trying to make it as a voice-over star in a closed male shop dominated by her famous father, Sam (Fred Melamed) and his preferred protégé, Gustav (Ken Marino)

This trio are competing for the voice-over role for an epic new blockbuster series that’s bringing back Don LaFontaine’s famous “In a World…” trailer.

The film opens as if it is a documentary tribute to the legendary LaFontaine, the actor whose mellifluous tones introduced 5000 film trailers between 1976 until his death in 2008.

Sam consistently under-rates his daughter’s talent and further cranks up the family dysfunction by dating a younger woman, Jamie (Alexandra Holden).

It is pacy, witty and delivers its equality message in a clever and unpreachy manner.  A fascinating glimpse into the world of voiceover actors proving that they are a real profession – even if they do spend most of their lives unknown to the general public.

The film is packed with Hollywood ‘A’ listers : Geena Davis, Eva Longoria and Cameron Diaz (uncredited) plus top comedy talent – Fred Melamed, Jeff Garlin and Rob Coddry who will all be familiar to Curb Your Enthusiasm fans.

This is a film proves that Lake Bell is a true talent with an instinct for creating genuinely thought provoking entertainment.

Picture courtesy of Sony Pictures