To call insurance agent Tim Lippe (Ed Helms), "naïve" 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.
wow guys you have to see this smartly funny movie. i really enjoy these Sundance comedies. this movie was good but not great but still watchable. its a quirky comedy that when ends it wins your heart. i must say it looked pretty mediocre to me when it started but i found my way in it after a while and i loved it. i laughed in many scenes, smiled and was impressed by the work of everyone. its a movie with a big heart and a gem.
its directed by Miguel Arteta who i think directed Youth in revolt which i want to watch and some episodes of The Office. i liked his work in this movie. this movie has a charm and a lovely feel to it, you just like it in the end. he did a good job. good cinematography and other stuffs. i liked the visuals of it, the hotel was so good. screenplay is well written trips a bit in the start and somewhere in the middle but is not flawed. its a well written movie, a nice feel good story. you will love it.
i loved the character of Lippe in this movie, played by Ed Helms, its been a while i actually saw or liked a character like him. his character is just lovable. performances are really good by this ensemble cast, Ed Helms, John C. Reilly, Anne Heche, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Stephen Root , Kurtwood Smith , Alia Shawkat , Thomas Lennon , Rob Corddry , Mike O'Malley , Sigourney Weaver. i liked how seriously good work Ed did. Reilly's character may annoy you as it did Lippe but towards the end you like him, the whole pack actually.
i RECOMMEND you this movie, do watch guys. its a lovely movie. pure enjoyable and interesting take. i love the charm of these 4 friends, they just grow on you.