Cedar Rapids Synopsis
An insurance salesman (Ed Helms) travels to a convention to save the jobs of his co-workers.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Sweetness makes the raunch in this honestly funny movie even funnier.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The main thing about Cedar Rapids is that it makes you laugh-often and out loud.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Cedar Rapids had me smiling at hello.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
In addition to being funny and endearing and having a lively script and lots of nicely observed performances - is something of an...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
For a movie loaded with ear-scorching profanity, oceans of booze, and illegal drugs enough to keep all of Cedar Rapids in high spirits for...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
This is a Frank Capra-meets-Judd Apatow comedy with a sweetness-laced ribaldry.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The movie shouldn't work, yet it does.
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The Hollywood Reporter

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

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Its appeal comes almost entirely from the cast members, who appear genuinely excited to invite us to their party.
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By Stephanie Zacharek
It's a movie that needs to look down its nose for its laughs, which generally isn't the best place to find them.
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The funniest movie of the year, thus far!

By elgom
I just saw this at the Sundance Film Festival today. I would put this up against any comedy that came out last year. Putting Ed Helms and John C. Reilly together is pure comedy genius! I would...

Great Personality Mix

By nmtcfe
Slow start but good story. Some funny parts reminded me of Hangover with a deeper story. Helms is perfect and Reilly is hilarious!...

Hangover in Fargo

By dojomanrocks
Ha. Entertaining movie for sure. Started off a bit slow for me and then it picked up steam and by the end I was laughing myself out of my seat. Terrific script, solid performances by the lead...


By jaimej40
This may be John C. Reilly's best and most ridiculous performance ever. I was lucky enough to see a sneak preview and we all loved it. Two thumbs up....

Soooooooo Funny

By seyah12
I was plesantly suprised with this movie. It was by far one of the funniest movies I've ever seen. Reilly was at his funniest and the cast was perfect....

a classic

By godstevies
An all time classic comedy that has a complete cast, story, and consistent interest from start to finish. J.C. Reilly is fast becoming, if not already, an all time silver screen actor....

Quirky -- Not for Everyone

By nuzman9
The main character in Cedar Rapids is so sheltered and unexposed ( supposedly from his small town upbringing) that he breaks out into funny, at times disturbing behavior in the "big" city of Cedar...

Cedar Rapids

By Jim Q
Move Hangover to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, age the cast about 25 years and throw in some MidWestern charm and you have an adult comedy for adults....

Low Budget but one of the funniest movie you will see anytime soon

By kmoney51
Talk about a diamond in the rough, I usually hate going to the movies this time of year but if you stumble upon this one, good for you! John C. Reilly steals the show, talk about a guy that is a...

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By bolenbas
John C Reilly is hilarious - he makes the movie. Ed Helm plays his character perfectly - a breakout performance....

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Rated R | For Crude and sexual content, language and drug use
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 17+ Raunchy comedy is packed with sex, drinking, and swearing.
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