Date Screened: 17th March 2014


A hilarious comedy about a struggling vocal coach who strikes it out big in the cut throat world of movie voice-overs only to find herself in competition against the reigning king of voice-overs – her father. The film takes a swipe at gender inequality, family dysfunction and professional backstabbing in an entertaining and humorous way.


Lake Bell , Jeff Garlin , Fred Melamed

RUNNING TIME: 93 minutes


COUNTRY: United States

BBFC RATING: 15 (Click here for the full classification report)

Reaction Index Score: 71%

Official Trailer


The Guardian logo
So some awful family/gender wars are about to commence, and Bell gets some laughs out of them, but these are softened with a lenient and faintly sentimental drama about her sister – a “personal project” giveaway. Well, it’s engaging and eccentric, and Bell deserves her star turn … Click here for the full review
It’s tempting to call In A World… one of the best romantic comedies of the year, but that would short-change it – a romcom counts for about 20 per cent of all it is … Click here for the full review

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Sweet, witty and exquisitely observed, In A World… sees the emergence of an exciting talent: any agents looking for a new triple threat should ring that Bell … Click here for the full review and rating
It was a time… for a female film-trailer voiceover. Witty, wry, and just a little bit scattershot, this good-natured satire takes on cinema’s last taboo with small-screen plotting, but big-screen gusto … Click here for the full review and rating
The simplicity of the film’s plot – the big inter-gender/inter-generational conflict between Carol and her father – leaves plenty of breathing room for the cast to just bounce lines and looks off one another, which they do with the relaxed aplomb of an alt-comedy all-star team. There are no holes in this line-up … Click here for the full review