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Plot: An underachieving vocal coach is motivated by her father, the king of movie-trailer voice-overs, to pursue her aspirations of becoming a voice-over star. Amidst pride, sexism and family dysfunction, she sets out to change the voice of a generation.
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Not what I expected, but refreshing.
I didn’t know anything about the movie other than the synopsis, and so I thought it was a documentary. Nope!
That said, this was one of the most laid-back movies I’ve seen (and liked) in a while. It feels so much like a typical “independent” movie from the late 90’s/early 2000’s, that it was very refreshing. The dialogue felt very authentic (a few scenes felt improvised, even), and the main character is awesome. I hope this movie becomes more popular just to showcase this character to a wider audience. She’s the female lead character we’re not shown too often in Hollywood- she’s just kinda…normal.
Demitri Martin is also awesome, and I wish he had more screen time (though his character was wisely kept in small doses). The supporting roles, as well as the B-plot characters, are mostly great, though there are a couple of two-dimensional characters who feel written in for convenience, or cheap gags.
The movie is not without flaws, either. At times the characters’ dialogue overlaps each other and comes out a bit too quick. Especially in the beginning, I had trouble figuring out what was going on because I couldn’t pick out what the people were saying. But then again, that did add to the authenticity of the film overall.
Also, one person’s “authentic” is another person’s “boring” or “unmotivated.” Like real life, stuff just kinda happens and people just kinda do things. It felt very much like just suddenly watching somebody’s weekend. I can see how that might irritate some people, who’d want a more audience-friendly flow and script.
I only mention it because it threw me off at first- since I expected a documentary, I had no idea what the movie was trying to be for the first 10 minutes or so. But it did all come together in the end, and I liked it.
Cracking little indie comedy from Lake Bell
Lake Bell wrote, directed and starred in this comedy of a voice coach who wants to make it as a voice-over star, a boy’s club dominated by her famous father, the reigning king of movie trailer voice-overs. The small group are competing for the voice-over role for an epic new blockbuster series that’s bringing back Don LaFontaine’s famous “In a World…” putting the father and daughter at conflict.
Currently making its rounds of the festivals, where it picked up the Waldo Salt Screen writing award at Sundance USA and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. It’s a great script that zips along, full of believable characters, handles the central conflict deftly and is never annoyingly quirky, just consistently funny.
Featuring an uncredited cameo by Cameron Diaz and a whole host of comedic talent from the LA circuit including Demetri Martin, Ken Marino, Rob Corddry, Geena Davis, Nick Offerman and Eva Longoria. Lake Bell confirmed at the Sundance London director’s Q&A she’d written the script with all her friends in mind but she is the stand-out, anchoring the film and flawlessly delivering around different accents in her performance.
A feminist film that delivers its message without forcing itself upon you and puts the comedy foremost, it’s great fun, well worth tracking down at release and shows Lake Bell to be a great talent to watch.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 33 min (93 min), 1 hr 33 min (93 min) (USA)
Director Lake Bell
Writer Lake Bell
Actors Lake Bell, Fred Melamed, Michaela Watkins
Country United States
Awards 3 wins & 17 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Red Epic, Hawk C-Series Lenses
Laboratory Light Iron (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Redcode RAW (5K)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Hawk Scope (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm, D-Cinema