Box art for Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids

  • Rated R
  • HD and SD formats available

comedy


Ed Helms (The Hangover 1 & 2) and John C. Reilly (Step Brothers) lead an all-star cast in the comedy that shows what can happen...when insurance agents go wild! Shy and naive Tim Lippe (Helms) ventures to the big city of Cedar Rapids.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    85%
  • Audience Score
    60%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 17
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
4 out of 5
Language
5 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Positive role models
0 out of 5
Sex
4 out of 5
Violence
2 out of 5

Raunchy comedy is packed with sex, drinking, and swearing.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this raunchy "hard R" comedy in the tradition of Animal House is about a group of men who cut loose and go crazy (some of them for the very first time) and then eventually take down a corrupt and hypocritical authority figure. The movie includes massive amounts of language, with some of the most creative and abundant swearing in ages. There's also heavy sexual innuendo and references to lots of sexual situations (multiple partners, adultery, prostitution, etc.). And there's heavy drinking, as well as use of hard drugs like crack. Thanks to a funny trailer and the presence of Hangover co-star Ed Helms, teens may be attracted to this envelope-pushing comedy, but it's really best left for adults.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the movie's sexual situations. Which characters are looking for solid relationships, and which aren't? Why? What messages does the movie send about sex and relationships?
  • Characters drink and do drugs a lot in this movie. Why? What would the consequences for this behavior be in real life?
  • Are any of the characters in this movie role models? Why or why not?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    85%
    reviews counted: 1
    see all Cedar Rapids reviews
  • Audience

    60%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: It's yet another comedy that's trying too hard to sell something past its date.

- Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times, Thursday, February 17, 2011

Audience Reviews

3 stars

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

- Raajay, Saturday, January 26, 2013

3 stars

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

- Raajay, Saturday, January 26, 2013

3 stars

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

- fb1019018362, Saturday, April 13, 2013