In a World... Synopsis
A vocal coach (Lake Bell) vies for a prestigious gig narrating movie trailers.
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The New York Times

By A.O. Scott
Ms. Bell, who plays Carol with a perfect blend of diffidence, goofiness and charm, has written and directed an insightful comedy that is...
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By Amanda May Meyncke
In a World… is pretty much a perfect movie, chock full of fun, endless laughter, realistic love and that all-important magical movie...
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The Playlist

By Katie Walsh
While the film is hysterical, its real strength lies in the way it is able to deal with an issue like sexism in the industry and work it...
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By John Anderson
To call Lake Bell a magnetic, intelligent, blithely screwball leading lady in the Carole Lombard tradition might be selling her short. With...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

A pitch-perfect comedy.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
It’s not only a fresh and funny spoof of the movie business, it represents a real-life triumph within it.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A clever, likable comedy that sends up sexism, satirizes Hollywood, examines family ties and features a surprisingly tender romance at its...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
Before this movie, Lake Bell seemed to have a nice and comfortable career path ahead of her. She was an actress who always provided a...
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By Odie Henderson
This is a very good movie and perfect summer counterprogramming.
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Village Voice

By Stephanie Zacharek
Bell captures the insularity of certain professional pockets of Hollywood, with all their petty rivalries and backstabbing. But she's...
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By bcarroll27
Such a relief from the over blown shootem ups of the summer season, I heard Lake Bell interviewed on NPR and knew I must see this film. A real story with real world characters and terrific acting,...

A Nice Story

By mj4avanti
It's refreshing to see a movie that is based on substance rather than CGI/special effects. The film is something that everyone can relate to and it's an interesting insight to the voice-over world. ...

Lake Bell is fantastic!

By susan242
As a voice actress myself, I was watching for the reality of voiceover. There are so many scenarios and Lake Bell nailed a few of them!...

In a World

By oldcubron
I can't believe the review this movie gets; the plot is awful, the acting & overacting is terrible, but I did laugh at the stupidty & ineptness throughout this flick. It has to rank as on of the...

Excellently executed!

By pedsarq
What a terrific movie about fathers, daughters, and the egos that drive the voice-over part of showbiz. Lake Bell is terrific as the up-and-coming daughter of a voice-over legend. She's in his...

Perfect date movie

By rani23
Adorable, fun and a perfect date movie. It's a rom-com that's based in the "Voice Over" world and it was adorable. Lots of great voice actors have bit parts and you get an insider's view of "the...

Ina World...

PERFECT plot, dialogue, characters, casting, comedy, a n d Deep Human Feeling!!. TERRIFIC....

In a World...

By danielvox
Way more than the sum of its parts. Insights (& in-jokes) about the Voice Over world, a great character comedy with a sensitive exploration of relationships & their frustrations, a bit of triumph of...

Lake Bell Takes Off In a Man's World

By shaneryankelly
Using the oft overlooked world of voice-over as a backdrop, Bell has delivered a film that is an important social satire without the snobbish condescension which that designation may imply. Read...

In A World

By diasteiger
A definite must go...Lake Bell is wonderful. Can't wait to see more from her!...

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Rated R | For Sexual References and Language
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