"The movie business is macabre. Grotesque.
It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Jan 212014

photo for A delightful but lean comedy about a young voiceover artist (writer-director Lake Bell) who gets her first big break in the cutthroat world of movie-trailer voiceovers and then finds herself in competition with her father (Fred Melamed), the industry’s reigning king, as well as his arrogant protege (Ken Marino), for the plumb announcer’s role in an upcoming, big-budget teen-girl-oriented movie series. Nothing much happens as Bell waltzes from one comedic scene to another, and there’s very little tension even as the voiceover artists jockey for position. Still, its an enjoyable taste of more to come from the talented Bell. Extras: Commentary with writer-director-actor Bell, deleted scenes, gag reel, six voiceover promo trailers for the film. Vitals: Director: Lake Bell. Stars: Lake Bell, Fred Melamed, Ken Marino, Demetri Martin, Rob Corddry, Michaela Watkins, Nick Offerman, Alexandra Holden, Tig Notaro with special appearances by Eva Longoria, Geena Davis and Jeff Garlin. 2013, CC, MPAA rating: R, 93 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $2.906 million, Sony. 2 stars

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