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Cedar Rapids (2011)



Critic Consensus: 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.

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To call insurance agent Tim Lippe (Ed Helms), "naïve" 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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Ed Helms
as Tim Lippe
John C. Reilly
as Dean Ziegler
Anne Heche
as Joan Ostrowski-Fox
Kurtwood Smith
as Orrin Helgeson
Isiah Whitlock Jr.
as Ronald Wilkes
Stephen Root
as Bill Krogstad
Thomas Lennon
as Roger Lemke
Mike O'Malley
as Mike Pyle
Sigourney Weaver
as Macy Vanderhei
Inga Wilson
as Gwen Lemke
Seth Morris
as Uncle Ken
Christopher Lemon
as Rock Climbing Dude #1
Sudhi Rajagopal
as Rock Climbing Dude #2
Chris DiAngelo
as Kurt Gambsky
Welker White
as Dione Krogstad
John Djurovski
as Bartender
Charlie Sanders
as TSA Agent
Craig Janos
as Jack Nicholson Impersonator
Tracey Maloney
as Flight Attendant
James Howard Carr
as Swarthy Man
David Rhoads
as Ball Pit Judge
Bruce Giffin
as Photographer
Helen-Jean Arthur
as Church Lady
Leisa Pulido
as Talent Show MC
Ed Jewett
as Bearded Dude
Kimberly Moncrieff
as Small Woman
Linda Riker
as Small Woman's Friend
Michael Buie
as Brian Early
Loit Maripuu
as Customer #3
Bruce Lawson
as Customer #4
Ian Minicuci
as Perry (Man in Wheelchair)
Penny Gibbs
as ASMI Representative
Victor Pytko
as Merle Huss
Sandy Gittleson
as Sherri Fahrenkrug
Richard L. Fox
as Hotel Employee
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Critic Reviews for Cedar Rapids

All Critics (165) | Top Critics (48)

Everyone does good work here, but for Helms this is a breakout role, and he delivers. Cedar Rapids is a modest but disarming comedy that will leave a smile on your face...

June 23, 2011

It's funny, offensive, well acted and pointless.

May 1, 2011 | Full Review…

Comedy seldom comes as good-natured as Cedar Rapids, a fish-out-of-water story in which a Midwestern innocent discovers sex, drugs and cream sherry in the big city.

April 29, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Cedar Rapids slowly squanders its apparently fruitful set-up, heading towards a weak, sappy ending that tries for sweetness, but leaves a sickly saccharine aftertaste.

April 28, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Plenty of passing laughs, but some coarse overacting, not to mention a phoned-in, Capra-esque message of singular banality.

April 28, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Its breezy charm papers over narrative cracks and minor annoyances.

April 28, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Cedar Rapids


The idea is fine - a shy underachieving insurance salesman goes to a convention in the big city (of Cedar Rapids?). But I found the movie painful to watch.

Red Lats
Red Lats

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I know that feel when something trust isn't real. But I think that's not the answer.

UUd Irawan Yudha Ariyanto
UUd Irawan Yudha Ariyanto

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Actually funnier than I expected. But I also expected something more I guess.

Wildaly M
Wildaly M

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