Welcome to another awesome edition of Movie Review Monday!
This week's movie is In a World...(2013) written, directed, and starring Lake Bell.
This is a small movie focusing on the politics of the movie trailer voice-over world. Bell's character, Carol, is a freelance voice coach, longing to go all in on the lucrative movie trailer narration business. Her father, Sam (played by Fred Melamed) is a once famous narrator with a big ego, and is training a protege, Gustav (played by Ken Marino), rather than his own daughter.
Carol is an "adorkable" protagonist who is passionate about what she does and just can't get into this male dominated world of voice-overs. The film follows her journey literally finding her voice and getting found for her own unique talents. I found the film to be very earnest, charming, light, and fun. Some great supporting comedic actors help give the story some legs, like Demetri Martin, Nick Offerman, Rob Corddry, and Michaela Watkins.
The movie also has an important point about role models and seeing people like us in the things we see and hear everyday. I just find it awesome for people to pursue what they're passionate about and inspire others to do the same along the way. This isn't the most dramatic or epic film to make a point like this but it is a solidly enjoyable one.