Photo Credit: Jett Steiger
In a World…
Sundance Film Festival
Director: Lake Bell
The concept to immerse a film in the competitive world of movie trailer voice-over gigs is certainly an original notion. Lake Bell, who makes her directorial debut, has molded a hilarious well-rounded romantic comedy that is filled with heart, soul and a handful of delightfully awkward moments. Carol Solomon (Bell) is a voice coach who has always lived in the shadow of her father, Sam Soto (Fred Melamed), who just so happens to be the Michael Jordan of movie trailer voice-over talent. When an unexpected opportunity arrives for Carol to make the jump into business, she does so with the support of her sister (Michaela Watkins), brother-in-law (Rob Corddry) and a smitten sound producer (Demetri Martin). The chemistry between Bell and Martin is magnetic as the two playfully banter with one another evoking nothing but smiles for anyone with a heartbeat. A surprisingly exceptional performance arrives with Corddry who offers a sympathetically droll routine, which is not something most people associate with the talented comic. Bell amusingly highlights the strengths and weaknesses of one woman in a world where grotesque men dominate, all while coping with the comical dysfunctions of a competitive family.
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