A childlike insurance salesman discovers his inner grown-up in this comedy from director Miguel Arteta and producer Alexander Payne. Tim Lippe (Ed Helms) sells insurance for a living. He's passionate about his career, so when the top salesman at the company dies on the eve of a big industry convention in Cedar Rapids, IA, his boss, Bill (Stephen Root), decides that Tim should take the trip to represent their company, and possibly accept a major award. Trouble is, not only has Tim never been on an airplane before, but he's in such a state of arrested development that he's even started sleeping with his former elementary school teacher Mrs. Vanderhei (Sigourney Weaver). Arriving at the convention ready to put his best foot forward, Tim hits it off with his hotel roommate Ron (Isiah Whitlock Jr.), but is soon thrust out of his comfort zone when he learns they will be sharing a room with their amoral, hard-partying colleague Dean (John C. Reilly), whom Tim has been instructed to avoid at all costs. Later, when the three unlikely roommates meet up with fellow insurance slinger Joan (Anne Heche), the chemistry just clicks. However, when the ultra-conservative president of the entire organization (Kurtwood Smith) catches Tim in a compromising position, it all starts to fall apart. Now, if Tim can just shed his illusions and finally see the truth about the people he always looked up to, perhaps he can find the courage to recapture his integrity, and return home and face the future with a newfound sense of self-assurance.
Disc #1 -- Cedar Rapids Play Set up Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio: Español Dolby Surround Subtitles: English for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Subtitles: Español Subtitles: Français Subtitles: None Scenes Extras Deleted Scenes Play All Dinner With Macy Song Dedication Cart Ride Fire Extinguisher Fight Goodbye to Bree Cabin Extras Gag Reel Mike O'Malley - Urban Clogger Tweaking in the USA Wedding Belles - Crashing a Lesbian Wedding Top Notch Commercial Theatrical Trailer
Cedar Rapids 4 out of 5based on
More than 1 year ago
More than 1 year ago
This was worth a watch, and maybe another watch sometime down the road a ways, but definitely not one I would own. It was an alright comedy, but a lot of the comedies anymore these days just aren't living up to a lot of the classic ones from the 80s and 90s I would have to say. Only a select few comedies have really been great since the early 2000s, such as Wedding Crashers and Hangover and Due Date & such. A lot of the ones I'm seeing anymore these days just aren't all that impressive. Still, if you're into comedy, this is worth a watch, but not much more than that I'm afraid.