Half of Lake Bell's face looking surprised while she wears headphones


Title: In a World…
Released: 2013

Fix: Infiltrating the Old Boys’ Club
Platforms: AppleTV (rent)

Official Summary:

Vocal coach Carol Solomon lives in the shadow of her father Sam, Hollywood’s go-to movie trailer voice, as she tries to break into the field herself.

FYA Summary:

Carol’s dad is one of the few parents that isn’t totally thrilled their child is following in their career footsteps. Self-absorbed, vain, competitive, and dismissive of everyone – including his much-younger wife – he views Carol’s voice actor and coaching career as of little consequence. When Carol’s offered the job of a lifetime, she not only has to prove that she can handle it, but that she’s even better than the big names in the business.

This is not, as I thought from looking at the Netflix cover, a documentary. If my friend hadn’t told me about it, I would have skipped right over it (again).

Familiar Faces:

I’m not familiar with most of the main cast, but there are a few easily recognizable cameos.

Eva Longoria as herself

Geena Davis as Katherine Hurley

Nick Offerman as Heners

Couch-Sharing Capability: Date Night, Family Night

Despite the endless tropes trotted out (socially awkward slacker daughter, aging peacock father figure, girls against boys, perfect older sister), this movie is a really cute comedy with a little something for everyone: family dynamics, romance, great accents, and a strangely charming underdog. Watch it on a date, with your friends, or with your family: Carol has plenty of awkward moments, but none, I think, that will cause you to avoid your parents’ eyes for a week.

Recommended Level of Inebriation: Optional

Feel free to crack open that bottle of wine with your movie snacks, but you probably don’t need it.

Use of Your Streaming Subscription: Recommended

This movie isn’t groundbreaking, but it’s a fun twist on familiar tropes. Using voice acting as the backdrop makes for some interesting subplots, and I don’t know about you, but I’m always a sucker for watching a lady break into the boys’ clubhouse.