Written January 25, 2011
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 actually say the combination is better than Reilly and Will Farrel, so let's hope there's more to come with this duo. Allowing the actors to contribute to this film really allowed John, Ed, Sigourney, Anne and Isiah to prove they can make you laugh your ***off. This movie is not made up of just a few funny moments that barely make the fee of entry worth it...there's so many gut busting moments, it would be hard to count them on all toes, fingers and limbs. Go! It's worth it. I promise you!
Written April 14, 2012
Slow start but good story. Some funny parts reminded me of Hangover with a deeper story. Helms is perfect and Reilly is hilarious!
Written February 27, 2011
This film is SO much better than the previews would lead you to believe. You think it's going to be "The Hangover" at an insurance convention but the raucous factor is far outweighed by the basic goodness of the characters.
Ed Helms plays Tim Lippe--a sweet and innocent insurance salesman. This is really a coming-of-age story, even though he's 34. The script was mostly ad libbed on set by the actors and John C. Reilly is hysterical! Sigourney Weaver is great and slightly disturbing as she mothers Tim, even though they are sleeping together. Even Anne Heche is likeable (I'm not a huge fan) because her character is genuine and human.
If you are squeamish about foul language or sexual references, be forewarned--there's plenty of it in this movie. But it fits the characters using it and show the world-as-it-is to someone who has never been outside his home town of Brown Valley, Wisconsin. It shows us that even people who are loud and obnoxious can have a heart.
I give it a B+.
Written December 02, 2011
very funny! being from the midwest, I've seen these people before.
Written February 20, 2011
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 actors. Go see it!