Written, directed and staring Lake Bell, In a World… is a comedy about a struggling vocal coach named Carol who aspires to make it big in the cutthroat world of movie-trailer voiceovers.
Carol has got the talent and the desire, but is there any room for her at the top? Her biggest competition is her arrogant father Sam, played by Fred Melamed and the playboy rock star of voice-overs, Gustav, played by Ken Marino. Marino nails the role, and our leading lady, which adds some comedic moments, but the pacing stalls more than a few times.
The most laughable moments happen in the first 20 minutes, but after that it loses its way with typical rom-com cliché moments and Carol’s over use of her signature funny line: “In a world, where one women teaches another women not to sound retarded.”
Rating – 2.5 stars