Synopsis: Carol is a voice coach but wants to break into the male dominated world of movie trailer voice-over work in which her dad is the big star.
Stan's thoughts: This is an odd film to sum up because the going for the goal storyline is interwoven with a rom-com. Carol (Lake Bell) doesn't realise the sound technician where she works has the hots for her and her sister Dani (Michaela Watkins) is getting bored with domesticity with husband Moe (Rob Corddry).
And in the main it works. It is laugh out loud funny - there is a particularly good scene where Carol is trying to teach Eva Longoria a 'cockney gangster' accent. (Keep an eye out for some other big name cameos).
I do have a slight problem with kooky, un-coordinated characters like Carol though, I can find them a bit irritating in a 'get a grip' kind of way (Frances Ha Ha is a case in point). Lake Bell skates very close to crossing the line a few times but earns points from steering away from the obvious a couple of times. Otherwise this is a fun, inoffensive and amusing film that will be remembered most for a handful of cracking vignettes.Ratings
- Stan's: 60%
- IMDB: 73%
- Metascore: 79%
- Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
- RT audience rating: 86%