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The trailer for Cedar Rapids promises a funny as hell movie!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here.

I've just locked in my Sundance travel and you better believe Cedar Rapids will be high on my list of "Must Sees" this year, especially after the below trailer.

You get the director of Youth In Revolt and Chuck & Buck and a comedy cast featuring Ed Helms, John C. Reilly, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Root, Alia Shawkat, Thomas Lennon and Kurtwood "Bitches Leave" Smith... how isn't this something to be excited about?

Our buddies as Collider have the trailer up on their Youtube channel, so check it out below!



What I like about this trailer is that I don't feel like I've had all the jokes delivered to me in advance (Due Date, I'm looking at you), but I know exactly what I'm in for. I especially like the white as white black dude pulling out The Wire quotes to get out of a tough situation. What'd you think?

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  • Dec. 22, 2010, 9:41 p.m. CST

    Hells Yea

    by pr1c3y


  • Dec. 22, 2010, 9:44 p.m. CST

    smells like cereal

    by BaronMunchies

    Thanks to General Mills in town. would be a great running gag. maybe. Iowa blowin up.

  • Dec. 22, 2010, 9:45 p.m. CST

    One thing that's spot on in the trailer

    by D o o d

    Two bags of honey roasted peanuts is truly awesome!

  • Dec. 22, 2010, 9:51 p.m. CST

    Looks charming. Black guy killed me.

    by moonlightdrive

  • Dec. 22, 2010, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Due Date still caused me to pull a muscle. No joke.

    by moonlightdrive


  • Dec. 22, 2010, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Actually... 'Black Guy" is -

    by Ladonite

    Isiah Whitlock Jr, who played Senator Clay Davis on The Wire. So when he started talking about The Wire I cracked up. Actually looks pretty good. Ain't that something. I'm getting tired of the 'The Hangover' formula, and of Ed Helms in general, but I may see this.

  • Dec. 22, 2010, 10:26 p.m. CST


    by Ben Harrison


  • Dec. 22, 2010, 10:28 p.m. CST

    Speaking of THE WIRE...

    by Ben Harrison

    Have you guys seen this?

  • Dec. 22, 2010, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Alia Shawkat isn't that good looking?

    by BadMrWonka

    you shut your mouth Ed Helms, you shut it right up.

  • Dec. 22, 2010, 10:41 p.m. CST

    and braindrain keeps upping the ante on his moronic comments

    by BadMrWonka

    yes, it's playing Sundance, kiddo. I think it'll be released in theaters. <p>jesus you are dense.

  • Dec. 22, 2010, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Best part is black dude is from the Wire

    by Stormwatcher

    SHEEEEEEETTTT. as he would often say...that looks great

  • Dec. 22, 2010, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Looks like it could be alright

    by Xiphos_2

    like one of those movies you see in March or April that is a surprise and kicks your ass.

  • Dec. 22, 2010, 11:09 p.m. CST

    Also hoping for

    by BaronMunchies

    a loving, lingering wide-angle of Trash Mountain. But really, BrainDrain; what the hell is wrong with you? Maybe you want to put this movie up as a take on Field of Dreams, a la your excellent A Knight's Tale to Your Highness analogy?

  • Dec. 22, 2010, 11:29 p.m. CST

    I'm having a perfect moment too

    by kafka07

  • Dec. 23, 2010, 1:40 a.m. CST

    Looks fucking funny!

    by Zardoz

    Unlike "Due Date" which looked like a cinematic abortion!

  • Dec. 23, 2010, 5:11 a.m. CST

    nice wire injoke

    by john

    but i wouldve preferred one huge...SHIIIIIIIIT

  • Dec. 23, 2010, 6:26 a.m. CST

    Wow, this trailer started awful, but...

    by RedEgiraahgnal

    ...everything that came after the lame "I don't wanna know" sitcom joke, seriously sold the movie of me enough to give it a look.

  • Dec. 23, 2010, 6:28 a.m. CST

    TO me, not OF me.

    by RedEgiraahgnal

    Are the edit buttons gone already? Dammit. :P

  • Dec. 23, 2010, 8:39 a.m. CST

    I'm from Cedar Rapids

    by ChestRockwell

    Cedar Rapids, Iowa isn't the city they show in the clip though. The look and feel of it is about right though. And I know a sales/marketing guy in the insurance business that is pretty similar, in personality, to the John C. Reilley character in the trailer.

  • Dec. 23, 2010, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Ha ha ha ha ha

    by technotranceporter

    Represent in the talkbacks yo!

  • Dec. 23, 2010, 11:36 a.m. CST


    by Sparhawk38

    I really liked this trailer. Helms was my favorite part of the hangover....not because of the over the top humor, but he brings something else to the table that takes some of the cliche out of them. Some sincerity that connects with me, anyway. I want to see this.

  • Dec. 23, 2010, 12:40 p.m. CST

    city shown in trailer was Philadelphia...

    by HarryWannaBe

    I've never been to Cedar Rapids, but I'm fairly certain it looks nothing like an iconic city such as Philadelphia!

  • Dec. 23, 2010, 3:05 p.m. CST

    That IS Cedar Rapids...

    by Ironhorse

    of the clip looking out the plane window (Quaker Oats, Mays Island, City Hall on the river all obvious). A documentary about the previous city government would make for a funnier film.

  • Dec. 23, 2010, 6:13 p.m. CST

    Ugh, this looks like shite...

    by fettitular

    Cutesy Little Miss Sunshine lookin' hogwash... And Youth In Revolt is still one of the worst films of the year. Goddamn, what a dissapointment that was.

  • Dec. 23, 2010, 8:20 p.m. CST

    looks funny.

    by SID 8.0

    Loved The Wire comment at the end.

  • Dec. 24, 2010, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Looks like my type of comedy


    I'll probably check this one out. I like that guy from The Office. He's probably the second best thing on that show (after S.C, of course).