Cedar Rapids Image
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 38 Critics

User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 76 Ratings

Summary: Tim Lippe (Helms) was the guy people always thought would go places but then he just ... didn't. He's been living in ├╝ber-sleepy Brown Valley, Wisconsin his whole life, still "pre-engaged" to his 7th grade teacher Millie 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 nonconventional. 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 (Heche) and awed by his experienced roommates, the straight-shooting Wilkes (Whitlock Jr.) and the suspicious Zeigler (Reilly). Disheartened when he comes face-to-face with corporate corruption, Tim is ultimately lured beyond the lobby into an urban jungle he's only ever seen on DVD and when it seems his life - and chances to succeed - have gone completely topsy-turvy, he finds his own unjaded way to turn it all around.
Runtime: 86 min
Rating: Rated R for crude and sexual content, language and drug use.
Official Site: http://www.foxsearchlight.com/cedarrapids/
Production: Ad Hominem Enterprises
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Language: English
Director Credit
Miguel Arteta Director
Writer Credit
Phil Johnston Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Anne Heche Joan Ostrowski-Fox
Ed Helms Tim Lippe
John C. Reilly Dean Ziegler
Cast Credit
Alia Shawkat Bree
Isiah Whitlock Jr Ronald Wilkes
Kurtwood Smith Orin
Michael Buie Brian Early
Mike Birbiglia Trent
Mike O'Malley Mike Pyle
Rob Corddry Gary
Seth Morris Uncle Ken
Sigourney Weaver Macy Vanderhei
Stephen Root Bill Krogstad
Tamara Frapasella Wedding Guest
Thomas Lennon Roger Lemke
Producer Credit
Alexander Payne Producer
Brian Bell Co-Producer
Ed Helms Executive Producer
Jim Burke Producer
Jim Taylor Producer
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