Indie Gems: In A World...

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Carol (Lake Bell) is the daughter of a famous voice over actor, Sam (Fred Melamed) whose been trying to break into the business herself. She's mostly doing accent coaching, but when she lands the part of doing a trailer for an upcoming big franchise, the voice over world just isn't ready to handle the female voice.

Lake Bell is becoming somewhat of an "it girl" on the indie scene, and I was never really sure why until I saw this. She wrote and directed this and shows a lot of potential. The supporting cast of Rob Corddry, Demetri Martin, Ken Marino, and Alexandra Holden are particularly strong as well. (Eva Longoria and Cameron Diaz also make cameos as themselves) 

In A World had plenty of witty one liners and managed to make an extremely infuriating topic (Men's world, women can't do it) intriguing. 

Grade: B+

Memorable Quote: "It's like if a beanie baby could talk..." - Carol (Lake Bell)

15 comments:

  1. Nice review. I thought this was a pleasant little surprise of a film when I saw it. :)

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    1. Thank you! Indeed, I was not expecting to like this as much as I did.

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  2. I just recorded this last weekend during EPIX's preview. The only film I had managed to get recorded. I'll watch it this month once I'm back to full strength.

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    1. I hope you like it, I was pleasantly surprised. The dialogue was my favorite part.

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  3. Nice job, the Eva Longoria was hilarious. I really enjoyed this film, certainly has strong elements of feminism (a women becoming/trying to become successful in a male dominated world).

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    1. It definitely has strong elements of feminism. I especially liked the dad's girlfriend standing up to him at the end. That was a great little moment.

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  4. This sounds like something I might enjoy. I usually appreciate the lighter side of infuriating topics. :)

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    1. I think you'd like this one too. It's on Netflix Instant.

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  5. It's a pleasant little piece of cinema. Nothing more. Nothing less. Good review Brittani.

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  6. Ooh, I liked this one a lot. Glad you did too. I hope Lake Bell writes and directs more. This was quite a pleasant little gem.

    Thanks for all of the comment replies by the way! :)

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    1. Oh man, you must have notifications set up? I reply to everything. Sorry for spamming your inbox :P

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    2. Haha. I don't have notifications set up. I just stopped by and went back through your posts. ;)

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  7. In a World... is such a charming film! I wasn't that familiar with Lake Bell and enjoyed her so much in this movie. I saw in the theaters on a whim and had a great time. I'm right with you on it.

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