Movie picks for the weekend

In a World . . . Lake Bell wrote, directed, and stars in this winning, off-the-wall comedy, set in the world of voice actors - an egomaniacal and neurotic Hollywood clan. Professional jealousies, personal rivalries, sexism, and father-daughter tensions ensue. With Demetri Martin, Fred Melamed, Rob Corddry. R

Lee Daniels' The Butler Based on the true story of an African American who served eight presidents, from Truman to Reagan, as pivotal events in the history of the civil rights movement swirl around him. Forest Whitaker is full of dignity and humility in the title role. With Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding Jr., and David Oyelowo. PG-13

The Spectacular Now A high school romance that feels genuine, and finds deep places to go, with Miles Teller as a freewheeling senior who surprises himself by falling for a shy and unlikely schoolmate, beautifully played by The Descendants' Shailene Woodley. R

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