In A World...

In A World...
In A World...
  • R
  • 1h 33m
  • 2013
Certified Fresh92%
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In this hilarious and idiosyncratic comedy, Carol (Lake Bell, No Strings Attached) is an underachieving voice coach living in the shadow of her egotistical father Sam (Fred Melamed, A Serious Man), the undisputed king of the voice-over industry. When Sam kicks her out, Carol lands her first voice-over job with the help of charming sound engineer Louis (Demetri Martin, “Important things with Demetri Martin”). As romantic sparks begin to fly, Carol finds herself facing a momentous decision when continued job offers put her in head to head competition with her dad. The engaging supporting cast includes Rob Corddry, Michaela Watkins and Ken Marino with cameos by Eva Longoria and Geena Davis.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh92%
Critics Consensus: A funny, well-written screwball satire for film buffs, In a World... proves an auspicious beginning for writer, director, and star Lake Bell.
The Age (Australia)
Philippa Hawker

Writer-director Lake Bell is also the star of this quick-witted beguiling comedy of female identit...

June 25, 2017
Chicago Sun-Times
Richard Roeper

Can't wait to see what Lake Bell the filmmaker does next.

August 9, 2017
London Evening Standard
Charlotte O'Sullivan

Bell's revelation is that females (even high-achieving ones) are surprisingly likely to use a voic...

June 22, 2017
Peter Bradshaw

Well, it's engaging and eccentric, and Bell deserves her star turn.

June 22, 2017
Chicago Reader
Andrea Gronvall

There's a difference between paying your dues and self-abasement, but you wouldn't know it from th...

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Indie comedy has positive messages amid language, sex.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that In a World... is an indie comedy about the world of Hollywood voiceover artists. Actress Lake Bell (Over Her Dead Body, TV's Childrens Hospital) makes her feature writing and directing debut, with some empowering messages for women to go along with her witty humor. Language is perhaps the biggest issue, with fairly frequent use of strong words ("f--k," "s--t," "c--t," etc.). Though no nudity or sex is actually shown, it's strongly implied, and innuendo/sexual references are heavy. The main character sleeps with a man she meets at a party before getting together with her true romantic love interest. Adult characters drink casually, drugs are mentioned, and some products (Sunny Delight) are named. There's no violence, except for some family arguing.

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The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:August 9, 2013
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
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