A sweet surprise, this one, with the lovable fingerprints of co-exec. producer Alexander Payne all over it. Not that it was by any means a Eureka! discussion, but I was just chatting with someone about films that achieve success by applying sharp and endearing quirks to beaten-to-death frameworks. "Cedar Rapids" is a fine example of precisely that.
Anne Heche and Ed Helms. How is his career bigger than hers?
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