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)


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


    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.


    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.


    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.


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


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


    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.


    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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