Very funny semi-satirical look at the bitchy, male-dominated world of movie trailer voice over people.
| Original Score: 3/5
Writer-director Lake Bell is also the star of this quick-witted beguiling comedy of female identity, family ties and an unseen but fiercely competitive aspect of the film business.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
The entire cast operates at the top of their game. Yet it's Bell who is undeniably the main attraction.
| Original Score: 4/5
Though she had to write, direct, and produce the damn thing herself, Bell finally has a film that puts her full range of comedic, rom-com-ready abilities on display.
It will gently settle into the undistinguished ranks of history's perfectly okay works of art. I won't sing it's praises, but I don't regret watching it either.
| Original Score: C+
Father-daughter dramedy about an aspiring voiceover artist eager to follow in her deep-voiced daddy's footsteps.
| Original Score: 4/4
While certainly funny and goofy, In A World... also imparts an important message about the power of voice, and Bell is clearly a voice to be heard.
| Original Score: B-
What pleasure then to find an August release that's built around real, identifiable humans, and sports a complicated but lovably flawed woman at its center.
| Original Score: A-
Although In a World... won Bell a screenwriting award at the Sundance Film Festival, what's more compelling is how well this low-key comedy exhibits her charms as an actress.
Can't wait to see what Lake Bell the filmmaker does next.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Much of the humour here is barbed and cynical.
Take notice Hollywood, your next most promising triple threat has arrived with one of the freshest and funniest comedies this year.
| Original Score: 8/10
Actress Lake Bell's smart and funny feature-directing debut In a World... juggles sex farce, feminist critique, family conflict and showbiz satire pretty deftly.
This smart, funny comedy is not just about voice-overs, it is about the massive egos of men who tend to lose sight of what is really important (family for instance) in the pursuit of their careers.
| Original Score: B
A comic director finds her voice
"unfocused and erratic, but with an undeniable charm"
| Original Score: 87/100
Lake a triple threat with "In a World..."
| Original Score: 3.5/4.0
Bell's revelation is that females (even high-achieving ones) are surprisingly likely to use a voice that suggests they're an ickle-wickle pushover.
One of the most charming and delightful movies in a very long time.
The male-dominated world of voiceover artists is explored from a female perspective in this touching comedy from Lake Bell, who stars, writes and directs.
| Original Score: 5/5