Lake Bell makes a strong filmmaking debut with 'In a World ...'
21 August 2013
Excerpt: Up to now, Lake Bell has been seen mainly in supporting roles in movies and on TV, but with In a World ... , she proves that she has much more to offer than just playing a fourth-billed part. Bell wrote and directed World , and she stars as Carol Solomon, a vocal coach and aspiring voiceover artist working perpetually in the shadow of her voiceover-legend father (Fred Melamed).
Excerpt: Lake Bell, the writer, director, and star of IFFB’s closing night feature In World… , introduced the ninety-three minute film with the observation that it was relatively short: “It’s going to be done soon,” she offered cheerfully. While Bell was being amusingly self-deprecating, her film’s lively pace and light tone are among its assets.
Excerpt: Indie films, such as this one, often have a wisdom that belies their budget. "In a World" is wise along with the wise-cracks, and there's something deft in how points are made around perennially topical social themes like sexism without causing discomfort. It is witty rather than sharp and endearing in lieu of irresistible, but overall convincing and clever. Like its lead character the movie is a likable underachiever. Yes, in a word.
Excerpt: Actrice Lake Bell, bekend van meerdere romkoms zoals No Strings Attached (2011), debuteert met In a World… als regisseur en scriptschrijver. Haar debuut is een aardige poging, als het Bell’s bedoeling was om een luchtige romantische komedie te maken met niet al te veel om het lijf. Humor? Check. Romantiek? Check. Persoonlijke problematiek? Check. In a World… is simpelweg een leuke film om te kijken.