Cedar Rapids (2011) - Rotten Tomatoes

Cedar Rapids (2011)



Critic Consensus: It's as conventional as its Midwestern setting, but Cedar Rapids boasts a terrific cast and a script that deftly blends R-rated raunch and endearing sweetness.

Movie Info

To call insurance agent Tim Lippe (Ed Helms), "na´ve" is a gross understatement. He's never left his small hometown. He's never stayed at a hotel. And he's never experienced anything like Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Sent to represent his company at the annual insurance convention, Tim is soon distracted by three convention veterans (John C. Reilly, Anne Heche and Isiah Whitlock Jr.) who will show him the ropes and push his boundaries. For a guy who plays everything by the book, this convention will be anything but conventional -- (C) Fox Searchlightmore
Rating: R (for crude and sexual content, language and drug use)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Phil Johnson, Phil Johnston
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 21, 2011
Box Office: $6.8M
Fox Searchlight Pictures - Official Site


Ed Helms
as Tim Lippe
John C. Reilly
as Dean Ziegler
Anne Heche
as Joan Ostrowski-Fox
Kurtwood Smith
as Orrin Helgeson
Isiah Whitlock Jr.
as Ronald Wilkes
Stephen Root
as Bill Krogstad
Thomas Lennon
as Roger Lemke
Mike O'Malley
as Mike Pyle
Sigourney Weaver
as Macy Vanderhei
Inga Wilson
as Gwen Lemke
Seth Morris
as Uncle Ken
Christopher Lemon
as Rock Climbing Dude #...
Sudhi Rajagopal
as Rock Climbing Dude #...
Chris DiAngelo
as Kurt Gambsky
Welker White
as Dione Krogstad
John Djurovski
as Bartender
Charlie Sanders
as TSA Agent
Craig Janos
as Jack Nicholson Imper...
Tracey Maloney
as Flight Attendant
James Howard Carr
as Swarthy Man
David Rhoads
as Ball Pit Judge
Bruce Giffin
as Photographer
Helen-Jean Arthur
as Church Lady
Leisa Pulido
as Talent Show MC
Ed Jewett
as Bearded Dude
Kimberly Moncrieff
as Small Woman
Linda Riker
as Small Woman's Friend
Michael Buie
as Brian Early
Loit Maripuu
as Customer #3
Bruce Lawson
as Customer #4
Ian Minicuci
as Perry (Man in Wheelc...
Penny Gibbs
as ASMI Representative
Victor Pytko
as Merle Huss
Sandy Gittleson
as Sherri Fahrenkrug
Richard L. Fox
as Hotel Employee
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News & Interviews for Cedar Rapids

Critic Reviews for Cedar Rapids

All Critics (160) | Top Critics (40)

Not as funny as it seems to think it is, but there are considerable pleasures to be found around the margins.

Full Review… | May 3, 2015
Philadelphia Weekly

a fun little movie that really strikes a balance between comfortable friendliness and crazy silliness

Full Review… | September 16, 2013
7M Pictures

The risks Cedar Rapids takes may not always pay off, but as a general rule, I would advise spending 86 minutes of your life with the movie rather than the city itself.

Full Review… | June 28, 2013
Film Comment Magazine

While this isn't destined to be remembered as a great standout comedy ... it is still guaranteed to provide a few giggles and knee-slaps.

Full Review… | September 27, 2012

With "Cedar Rapids," the filmmakers seem to put too much faith in their material, thinking that it would be funny enough to carry the whole film without them having to put too much thought into the story. Sadly, they were quite mistaken.

Full Review… | September 21, 2012

You've already heard what Cedar Rapids has to say, but the ensemble cast does a good job of going over the same ground so that you don't mind covering it with them.

Full Review… | May 4, 2012
Movie Metropolis

Audience Reviews for Cedar Rapids


The idea is fine - a shy underachieving insurance salesman goes to a convention in the big city (of Cedar Rapids?). But I found the movie painful to watch.

Red Lats

Super Reviewer


I know that feel when something trust isn't real. But I think that's not the answer.

UUd Irawan Yudha Ariyanto
UUd Irawan Yudha Ariyanto

Super Reviewer

Actually funnier than I expected. But I also expected something more I guess.

Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

Cedar Rapids Quotes

Small Woman: Eat me, cop.
Dean Ziegler: I'm not a cop, Joan Jet.
– Submitted by Kimberly M (3 years ago)
Dean Ziegler: What do you call an anorexic with a yeast infection? A quarter pounder with cheese!
– Submitted by Armando S (4 years ago)
Joan Ostrowski-Fox: Thank you, Insurance Man.
– Submitted by rob g (5 years ago)
Tim Lippe: Cream sherry.
Dean Ziegler: Cream sherry. This one's weird!
– Submitted by Chris P (5 years ago)

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