Before, We Thought: Given that Lake Bell, the tall and lanky comedienne best known for her work on Adult Swim's
"Children's Hospital" and HBO's now-defunct "How To Make It In America," won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at this year's Sundance Film Festival, our hopes were high for her writing-directing debut to deliver.
And Now? It's clear why Roadside Attractions picked this up out of the festival. Despite its potentially niche-y subject matter -- the film centers a female voiceover actor trying to make a break for it in the male-centric industry -- Bell appears to have made a winning comedy, sure to appeal to even those unfamiliar with that world.
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And while Bell looks appealing as ever in the lead role, she stocked her film full of great supporting players, all who seem to have brought their A-game to the table. These include her "Children's Hospital" castmate Ken Marino as a smarmy, speedo-loving voiceover hotshot, and a game Eva Longoria who sends up her own image in an amusing cameo.
"In a World..." opens in select theaters August 9.