Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids

Comedy about a small town insurance salesman (Ed Helms,The Hangover) who heads off to the "big city" of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to try and save his company. Also stars Sigourney Weaver and John C. Reilly. From the director of The Good Girl.

Tim Lippe (Helms) was the guy people always thought would go places, but he didn't. He's lived in a small town his whole life, is "pre-engaged" to his 7th grade teacher Millie Vanderhei (Weaver), and sells insurance.

But Tim's stalled life gets a kick-start when for the first time in his life he leaves his home town to attend an insurance convention that is taking place in the "major" metropolis of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

201188 minsUSA
Comedy
Director:
Miguel Arteta ('Youth in Revolt', 'The Good Girl', 'Chuck & Buck')
Writer:
Phil Johnston
Cast:
Ed HelmsSigourney WeaverJohn C. ReillyAnne HecheIsiah Whitlock Jr.
28%
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Reviews & comments

Flicks

Flicks, Steve Newall

flicks

The ensemble cast is fantastic, with Kurtwood Smith a pleasure to see as ever and Isiah Whitlock Jr. (The Wire) turning in a great performance as an insurance agent quite fond of, um, the HBO television series The Wire. Whilst the film is carried by Helms, there are plenty of other folks for him to bump off and the end result is engagingly funny.

4.0

Decent

It's as conventional as its Midwestern setting, but Cedar Rapids boasts a terrific cast and a script that deftly blends R-rated raunch and endearing sweetness.

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

Though not as uproarious as "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," director Miguel Arteta's consistently entertaining white-collar laffer could do for Helms what that film did for Steve Carell.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Not exactly laugh-aminute, Cedar Rapids’ mix of crude and sweet is an acquired taste. But all hail the mighty Ed Helms for yet another masterclass in comedy and pathos.

3.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Tim isn't super anything (though he proves heroic), and what makes Cedar Rapids a low-wattage pleasure is its insistence that his ordinariness - with his decency and sense of wonder - is pretty extraordinary.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Cedar Rapids has something of the same spirit of "Fargo" in its approach to the earnest natures of its small-towners.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

It's not exactly "The Hangover," but the dialogue and situations often get distinctly gamey.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

One of those sunny-natured indie comedies that comes out of nowhere to put a smile on your face.

4.0
Flicks

Flicks, Steve Newall

flicks

The ensemble cast is fantastic, with Kurtwood Smith a pleasure to see as ever and Isiah Whitlock Jr. (The Wire) turning in a great performance as an insurance agent quite fond of, um, the HBO television series The Wire. Whilst the film is carried by Helms, there are plenty of other folks for him to bump off and the end result is engagingly funny.

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

Though not as uproarious as "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," director Miguel Arteta's consistently entertaining white-collar laffer could do for Helms what that film did for Steve Carell.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Not exactly laugh-aminute, Cedar Rapids’ mix of crude and sweet is an acquired taste. But all hail the mighty Ed Helms for yet another masterclass in comedy and pathos.

3.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Tim isn't super anything (though he proves heroic), and what makes Cedar Rapids a low-wattage pleasure is its insistence that his ordinariness - with his decency and sense of wonder - is pretty extraordinary.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Cedar Rapids has something of the same spirit of "Fargo" in its approach to the earnest natures of its small-towners.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

It's not exactly "The Hangover," but the dialogue and situations often get distinctly gamey.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

One of those sunny-natured indie comedies that comes out of nowhere to put a smile on your face.

4.0

Decent

It's as conventional as its Midwestern setting, but Cedar Rapids boasts a terrific cast and a script that deftly blends R-rated raunch and endearing sweetness.

3.0