Saturday, February 27, 2016

year 5 day 87

movie: Cedar Rapids
starring: Ed Helms, John C Reilly
genre: Comedy, Drama
format: TV Edit

plot: An insurance salesman is selected by his boss to represent them at the annual convention, and finds himself in over his head.

You've got a guy who is having an sexual relationship with his former high school teacher, who believes pretty much everything everyone tells him and takes almost everything at face value. He's thrown into a situation that is not what it seems, when the party people he's been told to avoid end up becoming his best friends, and the people he's been told to cling to are the ones scamming everyone.

The first half seemed to be very religious with it's slant, which quickly got dropped. I don't know if that was the point or just the way it was edited for tv?
This felt like a grown up version of some teen movie. Not really a revenge of the nerds style, but one of those generic teen movies where everyone becomes friends and live happily ever after.

I kinda get the idea that the main theme was suppose to be about not listening to rumours, and being able to look beyond the surface noise, but with it being edited for television, I can't say if that's the point of the film or just the version the editing gave it?

what did I learn? I think I missed the whole point of it

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