“Cedar Rapids” is a 2011 comedy-drama film directed by Miguel Arteta. The movie stars Ed Helms, John C. Reilly, Anne Heche, and Isiah Whitlock Jr.
The film follows Tim Lippe (played by Ed Helms), an innocent and naive insurance agent from a small town in Wisconsin who is sent to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to represent his company at a major industry convention. While there, he befriends two other insurance agents, played by John C. Reilly and Anne Heche, and begins to learn more about the world outside his small town.
The movie explores themes of friendship, self-discovery, and personal growth. As Tim navigates the unfamiliar territory of the convention and the people he meets there, he begins to question his own values and beliefs and learns to embrace new experiences and perspectives.
“Cedar Rapids” received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised the film’s performances and themes of personal growth and self-discovery. The movie is considered a charming and heartwarming comedy-drama that offers a refreshing take on the fish-out-of-water genre.
Duration: 87 min.