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The Buzz:

        Lake Bell stars as Carol, a voice coach who suddenly finds herself in a position to start being a competing force in the industry of movie trailer voiceovers. But her competition is an arrogant father who's been a staple of the scene for decades, his protégé, and the fact that this work has been dominated by males since its beginning.

 

 Life of the Party:

        In a World is a quirky, awkward comedy. Some may be turned off by that last sentence, but I enjoyed it quite a lot. Lake Bell and Demetri Martin (who I can't remember seeing since Taking Woodstock) play off each other perfectly. These roles were pretty much made for them, and they take full advantage of it (or at least, as obviously as "charmingly awkward" can be taken advantage of without seeming hokey). And while I was kind of worried that there might be a ham-fisted political message to the film, the filmmakers treat it rather maturely.

        If I had to describe In a World in a single phrase, I'd say that it's refreshing. It seems that every comedy I've seen come around lately has been what I call "stupid humor," relying on the absurd and over-the-top. In a World is comedy in reality, and while it may not be as "laugh-out-loud" or uproarious as others, it is genuinely fun and enjoyable to watch.

 

Potential Hangovers:

        Not everyone enjoys "awkward humor" as much as others. Not everyone enjoys dry, drawn out sequences that may or may not pay off for you. If you prefer your comedy with ludicrous, beyond belief circumstances, then In a World is not for you.

 

The Vibe: Date Night, Girl's Night, Solo Experience

        In a World is a weird one for me, when you consider this might be my only "date night" recommendation outside of Shinobi: Heart Under Blade, as well as my first ever "girl's night" recommendation. But in all honesty this movie is equally accessible to people of all sides of the spectrum.

 

Plus/Minus:

+ Genuinely enjoyable

+ "Refreshing"

+/- Awkward and quirky

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Tanked Matinee is the place to go for good drinking movies. What do we mean by that? Simply speaking, we evaluate and recommend entertainment media based on how much fun it is to watch with friends on the sofa and a cold beer in hand.

Everyone knows "The Godfather" is a great movie, but is it as great to drink with as "Roadhouse?" We can appreciate "Citizen Kane" as a masterpiece of cinema, but is it as good a centerpiece for your party as "Santa Clause Conquers the Martians?"

Tanked Matinee appreciates film as art, but when you're kicking back on Friday night with a tall Rum & Coke, you're not looking for art, man, you want to be entertained. We're here to recommend the best movies for your night in, whether it's a big party, small get-together, or just a quiet night alone with a bottle of wine or three.

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