Sunday, January 22, 2012
1683 - Cedar Rapids
It's the story of a man from a small town insurance company getting a chance to represent his firm at a big conference. This man has never gone anywhere, nor really experienced life to the fullest. He's about to. It sounds like a really simple and not terribly interesting premise, but it's a really lovely story. Ed Helms is fantastic here, Reilly is delightful as it Anne Heche, and Isiah Whitlock Jr. It's not so much a laugh-out-loud comedy as it is the kind that just puts a smile on your face and keeps it there the entire film (which, I think in the end, makes it a better film).
This film never really got the wide release that it should have, but it's on netflix now, and really worth checking out, especially if you're a fan of any of the actors I mentioned above. It's a lovely little film, and well worth your time.