In a World...

Director: Lake Bell
Year Released: 2013
Rating: 1.0

When an up-and-coming voice-over artist (Bell), the daughter of an established voice-over man (Fred Melamed), lands a high-profile gig doing the narration for a Hunger Games-type movie, the male-dominated voice-over world gets collectively irritated. I get the whole "Girl Power!" angle Bell is pushing, but the script is malnourished in how it treats real-life situations (the way the Michaela Watkins affair is handled, for example, and how neatly that marriage-ending encounter is quickly blown past) and the dialogue is atrocious. I like the intention - a woman's fight in a man's world - but the result shouldn't be so slight (and pandering).