Cedar Rapids
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To call insurance agent Tim Lippe (Ed Helms), "na´ve" is a gross understatement. He's never left his small hometown. He's never stayed at a hotel. And he's never experienced anything like Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Sent to represent his company at the annual insurance convention, Tim is soon distracted by three convention veterans (John C. Reilly, Anne Heche and Isiah Whitlock Jr.) who will show him the ropes and push his boundaries. For a guy who plays everything by the book, this convention will be anything but conventional -- (C) Fox Searchlight

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"More man-child high-jinks in a comedy which seems to be looking down its nose at smalltown America's terminally unhip, but proves good-hearted and delivers enough laughter to seal the deal."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"Cedar Rapids takes an inordinate number of wrong turns, but it also has an inordinate number of good laughs mixed in with the not-so-good ones."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"a fun little movie that really strikes a balance between comfortable friendliness and crazy silliness"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"With "Cedar Rapids," the filmmakers seem to put too much faith in their material, thinking that it would be funny enough to carry the whole film without them having to put too much thought into the story. Sadly, they were quite mistaken."
‑ Jeff Beck, Examiner.com
"... I wanted to spend more time with these characters ..."
‑ Greg Maki, Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
"These folk are undistinguished yet distinctive, and the film, for all the familiar grind of its plotting, pays them their honest due."
‑ Anthony Lane, New Yorker
"In the dying days of an era when "big city" has been a relative term, the sales-convention comedy "Cedar Rapids" is a loving tribute to American innocence."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"The risks Cedar Rapids takes may not always pay off, but as a general rule, I would advise spending 86 minutes of your life with the movie rather than the city itself."
‑ Violet Lucca, Film Comment Magazine
"You've already heard what Cedar Rapids has to say, but the ensemble cast does a good job of going over the same ground so that you don't mind covering it with them."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"There's a restraint and sweetness to the raunch that keeps it below the threshold of certain other R-rated comedies about away-from-home shenanigans gone bawdily awry."
‑ Neil Pond, American Profile
"Considering it has to do with infidelity, bribery, drugs, drinking, loutish behavior, fraud and prostitution, Cedar Rapids is really kind of a sweet movie."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"It's yet another comedy that's trying too hard to sell something past its date."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"While this isn't destined to be remembered as a great standout comedy ... it is still guaranteed to provide a few giggles and knee-slaps."
‑ Matt Looker, TheShiznit.co.uk
"The cast is inherently likable, and the comedy is pleasantly sweet-natured (even if crack pipes, c-bombs and references to The Wire abound)."
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
"The supporting cast are uniformly excellent too, particular Reilly, whose blow-hard Deanzie gradually reveals a softer, empathetic side."
‑ Simon Reynolds, Digital Spy
More reviews for Cedar Rapids on Rotten Tomatoes

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