If you’ve ever wanted to get into the nitty gritty of the movie voiceover business, then writer/director/actor Lake Bell’s “In a World…” is the film you’ve been waiting for. Nah, I’m just kidding. It’s a comedy, so it’s probably not going in THAT deeply. Plus, it’s got Eva Longoria playing Eva Longoria. That’s pretty much a signal that you’re not dealing with a comedy when actors are playing ridiculous versions of themselves onscreen. Still a very amusing trailer, though.
But you know what would have made this trailer for “In a World…” even better? If the trailer opened up with a MALE voiceover talking about Lake Bell’s character trying to break into the movie voiceover business. What a missed opportunity for a great gag.
Carol Solomon, a young female voice coach, joins the all-male race to land the white-hot new trailer of a blockbuster trilogy, and with it lay claim to the legendary trailer catchphrase “In a world .” In doing so, she must battle ingrained industry sexism, ridiculously self-important competitors and even her own father, Sam Sotto, a legendary voice-over artist who can’t bring himself to recognize his daughter’s talent.
Starring Bell, Longoria, Demetri Martin, Rob Corddry, Ken Marino, Alexandra Holden, Michaela Watkins and Fred Melamed.
In theaters this August 9, 2013.