Sundance Film Festival's 13 must-see movies

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IN A WORLD …

Screen shot 2013-01-17 at 2.34.40 AMSometimes it’s tough to break into the family business.

If you’re a success, people assume it’s nepotism. And if you fail, well … it can be hard to escape the big shadows of powerful parents.

This comedy starring Lake Bell, who also wrote and directed, looks at this dynamic as it plays out in a unique business — the field of movie-trailer voice over actors. Even though the general public may not know their names, there are stars in that field. And where there are stars, there are divas. Comedians Demetri Martin, Michaela Watkins, Rob Corddry, Ken Marino, and Tig Notaro co-star.

Bell plays Carol, a woman who is struggling in life but finally decides to follow her father’s footsteps into the world of dramatic voice-overs. Fred Melamed (A Serious Man) plays her old man, who is known as “The King of Voice Overs.” Think of him as a fictionalized version of the late, great Don LaFontaine, who once estimated he did 5,000 movie trailers.

Soon Carol finds herself caught up in a serious of unexpected rivalries and backstabbing. In a world where all that matters is your voice, you’d better watch what you say.

NEXT MOVIE: Jessica Biel in ‘Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes’

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