In a World... Friday, 05 June 2020

In a World...

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Infrequent strong coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    A voice coach finds her pitch.

  • Starring:

    Lake Bell, Rob Corddry, Ken Marino, Fred Melamed, Michaela Watkins, Demetri Martin, Eva Longoria, Alexandra Holden, Tig Notaro, Nick Offerman, Geena Davis

  • Directed by:

    Lake Bell

  • Running time:

    93 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Domestic arguing. Objects thrown, accidentally smashed. Violent storm, cars under water mentioned. Holocaust reference. Rape mentioned (figurative).

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Couples seen beneath sheets (sex implied). Kissing, flirting, infidelity. Shirtless men in saunas, man in underwear. Skimpy gowns, cleavage. References to sex acts, oral sex, penetration.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Fatal drug overdose (Sudafed, Xanax, Valium) mentioned. A woman takes sleeping pills. Alcohol (wine, champagne, beer, spirits). Being in a rock band and taking drugs mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE:

    C-word, f-words, s-words. Slang for genitals, derogatory terms for women, derogatory term for disabled people, sexism. Name-calling. Religious references, exclamations and stereotypes. Gender, age, parenting, cultural, ethnic, marriage stereotypes.

  • THEMES:

    Voice overs, sound-dubbing, accents, voice-coaching, elocution, underachievers, arrogance, father-daughter relationships, rivalry, family, forgiveness, pride, sexism.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Deceased wife/mother, deceased parents mentioned. Lost wedding ring. Toilet. Brief Russian (subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Insightful, complex, ambitious, original, realistic, funny, honest, fresh, endearing, concise, scruffy, winning, engaging, eccentric, sweet, witty, smart, satirical. Well-developed characters, talented cast, outstanding screenplay, lovingly crafted.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Sketchy, overstuffed. Underdeveloped subplots, overused tropes, distracting tonal shifts. Bell's strong lead character exhibits some infuriating stereotypes. Comedy doesn't reach its full potential.

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