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Cedar Rapids | 2011 | R | - 7.3.6

When a small-town insurance agent (Ed Helms) goes to the annual insurance convention in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, he has no idea what he's in for: after three convention veterans (Anne Heche, John C. Reilly and Isiah Whitlock Jr.) take him under their wing, he finds a whole new aspect to insurance sales. Also with Sigourney Weaver, Alia Shawkat, Rob Corddry and Stephen Root. Directed by Miguel Arteta. [1:26]

SEX/NUDITY 7 - We see a bed frame shaking and a woman straddles a man that's lying down as they have sex: the man's bare chest is visible, the woman is wearing a slip, he thrusts and we hear them both moaning; they are later seen lying in bed, side-by-side and the man's bare chest is visible.
 A bare-chested man is seen on top of a woman and he shouts, "I want to make love!"; they kiss, we later see them lying side-by-side in bed (the man's bare chest is visible and the woman is wearing a robe) and the man is later seen getting out of bed and we see him wearing briefs.
 A woman is seen taking off her shirt and pants (she is wearing a bra and underwear and we see her cleavage) and getting into a pool, she instructs a man to take off his clothing (he is wearing briefs), she takes off her bra (we only see the bra) and they kiss passionately, as a clothed man in the pool watches; it is implied that this man masturbates (we see his hand moving in front of his crotch) while a third man shouts at the couple, they stop kissing and we see them running through a hallway in their underwear (a side view of the woman's bare breast is briefly seen).
 A man and a woman kiss passionately as two men and a woman watch, the woman offers to have sex with the man (using crude language) and the other woman pulls the man away. A man runs into another man and a woman, and it is implied that the woman is a prostitute and the man was a paying customer (we see no sex or nudity). A man hugs another man as a third man watches with a surprised look on his face. A man hugs another man, then makes a crude joke about having sex with him and then laughs and says he is joking.
 A man wearing brief-style underwear accuses a woman wearing a robe of seducing him and another man. A woman suggestively places her hands on a man's chest and says, "Watch out, Brad Pitt." Two men are seen in a hotel room in their underwear, one man is wearing briefs and the other boxers, and the man in the boxers grabs his bare chest and instructs the other man to "offer the teat" as a third man walks into the room and looks at the two men puzzled. A man pulls another man's pants off, we see him wearing briefs, and a woman pets the man's head lovingly.
 A man kisses a woman and then pulls away from her as she puts her hands on his head. A man and a woman kiss. A woman kisses a man. A man kisses another man on the forehead.
 A man is seen getting out of the shower (we see his bare back and buttocks), he walks into a locker room where another man is standing (his bare back and a portion of his bare buttocks are visible), they speak, they both drop their towels (we only see their bare chests) and then hug; one of the men looks very uncomfortable and pulls away. A man pulls down his pants and shows another man his bare buttocks (we see his bare buttocks) and makes a crude sexual remark; the other man looks away. A man is seen walking through a hotel with a towel wrapped around his waist (his bare chest is visible). A man wearing only boxers is seen lying facedown on a table and his bare back is visible. A man with a towel wrapped around his waist (his bare back and chest are visible) tackles another man wearing boxers, they wrestle momentarily on the ground and one of the men pushes the other off after the men twists his nipple.
 On multiple occasions we hear about a man's death with the allusion that he had died during an autoerotic asphyxiation incident; people refer to him as a "pervert" and "twisted" and it is explained that he was found dead with a belt around his neck. A man discusses with another man how people believe that a man was a "sexual deviant." A woman asks men if they want to "party." A woman asks a man if he could "go for some relaxation," he says he has no money, she laughs and says she "wasn't talking about that" and invites him to a party. A man tells a woman that he had fantasized about her when he was 12 and she was his teacher, he asks if she had thought about him and she responds, "No, you were 12." A man tells another man that his 17-year-old daughter is pregnant. On multiple occasions a man makes crude sexual references to female anatomy and sex, including asking a man if he has had sex with a woman on multiple occasions. A man teases a man that's flirting with a woman, saying, "Gonna get some honey on that stinger?" A man uses suggestive language to describe how another man had violated his integrity, however it sounds like he was describing a sexual relationship (e.g. "He penetrated my most precious inner"). A man jokes, using crude language, that another man could have sex with a "slow kid" and he would not mind. A man makes a crude joke to another man that he has pubic hair on his face from performing oral sex on a woman that is standing next to him. A man makes a crude sexual hand gesture. A man makes a crude joke about a woman looking good with a hotdog in her mouth and another man high-fives him for his comment. A man crudely suggests that another man join in a sexual act with other men. A man makes a crude sexual remark to a man. A woman jokingly tells a man that she will have to take advantage of him and pinches his behind twice, the man tells her to stop and storms off; another man jokes that the woman can pinch his behind and the woman playfully slaps his behind. A man jokingly tells two men that they should go on a gay cruise.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A man shoves another man, then lifts him up and throws him against a wall; the victim falls to the ground, the attacker punches him, two other men come over and one of them places his foot on the man's chest (the man is later seen with a small cut on his face and a black eye).
 Two women shove a man and call him names and he slowly walks away from them as they chase him.
 A man asks another man scaling a climbing wall if he has a "death wish" because he is 12 feet off the ground, the man on the rock wall then begins to whimper and has to be assisted down by two men; he pushes away from the wall and dangles, mid-air, by his harness and is slowly lowered into another man's arms. We see a television commercial where a man falls off a ladder and is caught by three men and an elderly woman is hit by a car and is caught by three men, unharmed. Three men and a woman throw ice at each other playfully.
 A man shouts at another man and threatens him with crude sexual remarks. A man hyperventilates and tells a woman over the phone that he cannot breathe, the woman calms him down and he is then able to breathe properly. A man shouts and acts scared when an African American man approaches him; he calms down immediately.
 We hear a man crying over the phone, telling another man that a man had been found dead. A man mentions how another man's mother had died when he was a teenager. A man tells a woman that his father had died in a sawmill accident when he was six. A man tells several people that he is "hung over" and makes a crude remark about feces. A man makes crude remarks implying defecation and bodily functions while trying to work a word scramble. A man makes a crude joke about anorexia and yeast infections.
 A man tells two men that he can light his flatulence, they discuss how they think the fire would "go up" and then see the man lighting his flatulence as they laugh. We see a man sitting on a toilet (his pants are around his ankles), another man walks in the room and makes multiple remarks about the smell and crudely tells him to stop using the bathroom.


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LANGUAGE 6 - About 15 F-words and its derivatives, 25 sexual references, 12 scatological terms, 15 anatomical terms, 12 mild obscenities, name-calling (twisted deviant, greasy, weird, class A deviant, shark, poacher, pervo, pervert, degenerate, idiot, dork, Real Richard, Glum Gus, dweeb, His Holiness, dumb, freaky, cheeky, small minded egotistical liar, prostitute, child, blow hard, jag off, holy rolling hypocrite, fat, floozy, Rambo, Joan Jett, crackers, ghetto person, goofy), 2 derogatory terms for homosexuals, 1 racial slur, exclamations (bullroar, freaking, good grief, gee-dee, god-dang, gosh, gosh-dang, dang, geez, son of a gun), 10 religious profanities, 20 religious exclamations.


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SUBSTANCE USE - A woman lights a glass pipe (presumably with meth or crack) that she hands to a man driving a truck and he smokes it as does another passenger, who screams, a woman lights a glass pipe and hands it to a man that smokes it and acts erratically, and a woman divides cocaine into lines and gives a man a small amount, which he puts in his nose (he shouts loudly and acts erratically). Men and women drink to the point of intoxication, a man is seen stumbling and slurring his words (he later remarks he is "hung over"), men and women are seen drinking frequently, and a man drinks alcohol rapidly. Two women are seen smoking cigarettes and a woman asks people for cigarettes.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Insurance salespeople, work conferences and conventions, Down Syndrome, illegal drug use, infidelity in marriage, small town friendliness, insurance, gay marriage, finding oneself.

MESSAGE - Finding happiness happens when you find yourself.

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Be aware that while we do our best to avoid spoilers it is impossible to disguise all details and some may reveal crucial plot elements.

We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

Our ratings and reviews are based on the theatrically-released versions of films; on video there are often Unrated, Special, Director's Cut or Extended versions, (usually accurately labelled but sometimes mislabeled) released that contain additional content, which we did not review.


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