Sunday, 19 June 2011
Cedar Rapids Review
The movie is funny. The crude humour did add a bit to it. Without that, it would have lost its legs quite quickly. Instead, it was able to push the envelope a little further and keep me entertained for the whole length of the movie. The acting performances are quite well done. Nobody is too over the top and they all seem quite real with the exception of John C Reilly. He can only play one character: the over the top jackass friend. While he may be typecast, he does play it well. I get tired of most one trick ponies quickly (ie. Zack Galifinakis (sp), Will Ferrell, etc.). But Reilly, for some reason, doesn't grate on me as much., And, in this film, he's quite funny even if his character is the only unbelievable one.
The rest of the movie is really nothing to write home about. There's nothing really surprising. It also has quite an indie feel to it that would turn off the masses. I guess the only word that can fully describe it is "average." It isn't great but it also isn't terrible. If you're looking for a little entertainment with a bit of an edge but nothing as out there as the Hangover, you may want to watch it. Otherwise, don't bother.