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Everybody remembers Don LaFontaine, or at least that voice of his which for years rattled through seemingly every movie trailer in existence with his hyperdramatic trademark opening: “In a world…” His legacy hangs over Lake Bell’s debut as writer/director/star of the same title, an unlikely comedy that succeeds where it by all means should not.

My review is at Film Racket:

Voice actors might not be the unsung heroes of the movie world but they are partly responsible for why many people go to see one movie or another. In the end, Lake Bell’s chaotic but assured comedy doesn’t really have much to do with the artistry or even the business of the voiceover, but it makes for a good enough hook to hang her various sketches from…

In a World… is playing now in limited release; check it out.

Here’s the trailer: