It's funny (and kinda sad) that it now takes a little indie film to do what Hollywood once did so regularly and well – make an intelligent, funny, grown-up comedy with idiosyncratic characters and wit. Lake Bell does a terrific job in the tough triple role of director, writer, star and makes a film that's original, and even has something to say about sexism, fathers and daughters and ego.
A young wanna-be voice over artist who has never gotten support from her very successful father – a star in that universe - we watch her as she tries to find place in the odd and specific world of people who do voice-overs for movie trailers, dealing with her own journey, but also her friends and relationships.
Bell took a risk by casting a lot of people better known as comics than actors in supporting roles, but they almost all do her proud and pull off the heart in the story, as well as the comedy. (And the couple who don't quite have the needed acting chops don't hurt the film enough to do serious damage).
In the end, this isn't a 'change the world' film - if you go in over hyped you could be disappointed - and not every moment or twist works, but there is a lot of raw talent, passion, smarts, and good humor on display, and that puts it pretty far up the ladder in the
current movie world.