Sunday, January 26, 2014
Why Lake Bell is amazing...
Ok, so, first I have to discuss the Vero connection. Ms. Bell lived in Vero Beach for a while. I went to high school in Vero and normally I hate basically anything connected with Vero. (The obvious exception is The Dodgers.) Despite this depth of hate, I must admit I am kind of smitten with Lake Bell.
I really loved Bell's In a World. The indie gem takes place inside the world of voice-actors, specifically concerning the actors who do the voice-overs in movie trailers. ("In a world where blah blah blah.") I love movies that examine little communities and their inner workings. In a World hits this sweet spot. It also is a lovely romance, exploring relationships both old and new. It was a joy. As a bonus, the movie contained two of my favorite movie-kisses ever: one funny, one really sweet. Sure, the resolution is a little hackish, but I was invested enough to not care. Watch this little movie.