Carol Solomon is a struggling vocal coach. Propelled by the hubris of her father, Sam Sotto, the reigning king of movie-trailer voice-over artists, Carol musters the courage to pursue her secret aspiration to be a voice-over star. Her fiery sister, Dani, becomes a trusted confidante, and Carol engages the skills of a charming sound techie named Louis. Armed with renewed confidence, Carol lands her first voice-over gig—a primo spot—nabbing the job from industry bad boy Gustav Warner. And then the real trouble begins. Carol becomes entangled in a web of dysfunction, sexism, unmitigated ego, and pride.
Lake Bell returns (her short film Worst Enemy played at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival) with her enchanting feature directorial debut. The multitalented Bell also wrote and stars in this hilarious comedy. With the help of a captivating ensemble cast that includes Fred Melamed, Demetri Martin, Michaela Watkins, Ken Marino, and Rob Corddry, In A World… brings its viewer into an idiosyncratic world where one woman fights the odds and finally finds her voice. - D. C.
About the Director
Writer/director Lake Bell’s short film Worst Enemy premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Since then, Bell has directed several episodes of adultswim.com’s Emmy-winning Children’s Hospital, in which she is a series regular. Her acting credits include No Strings Attached (2011), It’s Complicated (2009), What Happens in Vegas (2008), and HBO’s How to Make It in America (2010–11). Bell also costars in Katie Aselton’s Black Rock, which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in the Park City at Midnight program.
Cast and Credits
Director: Lake Bell
Screenwriter: Lake Bell
Executive Producers: Ross Jacobson, Sean O'Grady
Producers: Lake Bell, Mark Roberts, Jett Steiger, Eddie Vaisman
Cinematographer: Seamus Tierney
Editor: Tom McArdle
Production Designer: Megan Fenton
Composer: Ryan Miller
Principal Cast: Lake Bell, Demetri Martin, Rob Corddry, Michaela Watkins, Ken Marino, Fred Melamed
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