Winner of Sundance's best screenplay competition in 2013, "In a World" is a fun indie movie that does a good job balancing comedy with drama. Lake Bell, who wrote and directed also plays Carol, a voice-coach still living with her dad. Her father is a famous vocal talent, with a big booming voice. A new dystopian film is coming out and who does the ad beginning with the iconic phrase "in a world" is all the buzz. Carol is encouraged to break the glass ceiling by geeky studio guy, Louis, who is also crushing on her. Meanwhile, her father's protégé, Gustav, thinks the job is surely his only to find competition coming from all quarters. Throughout the film, Carol, determined to get accents and verbal tics down on tape, risks her own safety to eavesdrop. The dysfunctional family dynamic is so realistic it may make you want to cry instead of laugh, but there is plenty of sarcastic humor to lighten the mood.
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