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Cedar Rapids (2011)

R | | Comedy | 18 March 2011 (USA)
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Tim Lippe has no idea what he's in for when he's sent to Cedar Rapids, Iowa to represent his company at an annual insurance convention, where he soon finds himself under the "guidance" of three convention veterans.

Director:

Miguel Arteta

Writer:

Phil Johnston
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ed Helms ... Tim Lippe
John C. Reilly ... Dean Ziegler
Anne Heche ... Joan Ostrowski-Fox
Isiah Whitlock Jr. ... Ronald Wilkes
Stephen Root ... Bill Krogstad
Kurtwood Smith ... Orin Helgesson
Alia Shawkat ... Bree
Thomas Lennon ... Roger Lemke
Rob Corddry ... Gary
Mike O'Malley ... Mike Pyle
Sigourney Weaver ... Macy Vanderhei
Inga R. Wilson Inga R. Wilson ... Gwen Lemke
Mike Birbiglia ... Trent
Seth Morris ... Uncle Ken
Christopher Lemon Christopher Lemon ... Rock Climbing Dude #1
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Storyline

Tim Lippe (Helms) was the guy people always thought would go places but then he just ... didn't. He's been living in über-sleepy Brown Valley, Wisconsin his whole life, still "pre-engaged" to his 7th grade teacher Macy Vanderhei (Weaver), while selling insurance to protect other people's dreams. But now, Tim's stalled life is about to get a kick-start because, for the first time in his 34 years, he's headed to a "major" metropolis - Cedar Rapids, Iowa - where he must try to save his company at a do-or-die insurance convention that, for him, will be entirely unconventional. From the minute he checks into his hotel with his ancient American Tourister and cummerbund money belt, it's clear Tim has no idea how the modern world really works. He is soon smitten with seductive Nebraskan insurance agent Joan Ostrowski-Fox (Heche) and awed by his experienced roommates, the straight-shooting Ronald Wilkes (Whitlock Jr.) and the suspicious Dean Zeigler (Reilly). Disheartened when he comes ... Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures

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Taglines:

Today Is The First Day... Of The Rest Of His Weekend.

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for crude and sexual content, language and drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alocada convención See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$302,968, 13 February 2011

Gross USA:

$6,861,102

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,728,936
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Ad Hominem Enterprises See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Although originally intended to be shot on location, production was moved to Ann Arbor, MI when Iowa shuttered its film tax credit program. See more »

Goofs

After the awards ceremony, when Ed Helms is telling his boss that he has taken his clients from him, his mouth does not move in sync with the words he is speaking. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tim Lippe: [voice-over] One of the reasons I love Brown Valley so much is that when you do business here, chances are good you know the person you're dealing with.
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Crazy Credits

During the closing credits, the main characters tell (dumb) jokes at the cottage, and a commercial for their new insurance company is shown. See more »


Soundtracks

Graycoated Morning
Written by David Fridlund
Performed by David & The Citizens
Courtesy of Friendly Fire Recordings
By Arrangement with Terrorbird Media
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Feel good fun on so many levels, but not for everyone.
22 August 2014 | by nowegoSee all my reviews

Deciding to watch this was totally based on the IMDb reviews so I wasn't sure what to expect. Happily after watching this twice in a few days I can say it really hit the spot.

Not being a huge fan of any of the leads and not having seen anything of Ed Helms prior I was not expecting anything brilliant here, but I really enjoyed this both times watching. I would regard this as a feel good comedy rather than a straight out comedy. Some of the humour would not be appreciated by everyone and will probably be regarded as quite silly, but I think it suited the movie.

John C. Reilly's movies can be a bit hit and miss, as his humour tends toward toilet humour in many cases and if you are not into that it can be a bit of a turn off. While some of the humour is a bit lowbrow, if you can get over that you will enjoy this movie.

I gave it a 7 out of 10 and will be watching it again.


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