The last scene is a big misstep; it not only announces the movie's major theme, it actually has the lead character say the phrase "Let's make a statement." It's not only clunky, it's totally unnecessary; even without it, it's perfectly clear what the film is about. This female voiceover artist (writer/director Lake Bell) who can't get work in a male-dominated industry is a stand-in for gender inequality in *all* of Hollywood. For a while, her voice is literally silenced. To Bell's credit, the message comes through without the exclamation point. I just wished she had trusted us to get it a little more.
Otherwise, I thought this was a very charming and successful debut. Some big laughs, a strong cast, and even a few emotional moments. ("Sandwich bar!" choked me up. What can I say?) Bell is a very good writer and an appealingly unusual presence onscreen. I look forward to whatever she does next.