[[caption-width-right:300:Today is the first day of the rest of his weekend.]]

->''You're freaking out, your world is crumbling -- it's your first ASMI. I get it. Welcome to the jungle, Timbo.''
-->--'''Dean Ziegler'''

''Cedar Rapids'' is a 2011 comedy directed by Miguel Arteta and stars Ed Helms, JohnCReilly, Anne Heche, Isiah Whitlock Jr. and Creator/SigourneyWeaver. Helms plays a Wisconsin insurance salesman who goes to a convention in the eponymous city in Iowa. Along the way, HilarityEnsues.

!!The film contains examples of:
* ActorAllusion: Ronald mentions being a huge fan of "the HBO program ''Series/TheWire''". His actor, Isiah Whitlock Jr., played Clay Davis on the show.
* {{Adorkable}}: Tim and Ronald.
* AffablyEvil: Orin Helgesson. He's corrupt and a bad guy, yes, but he's polite about it.
* BadBadActing: the commercials for insurance
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Ronald]] saves Tim from getting his ass kicked with [[spoiler:his [[Series/TheWire Omar]] impression]].
* BlackAndNerdy: Ronald
* BreakTheCutie: When Tim finds out that [[spoiler: Roger Lemke, his idol, was a sexual deviant that even Joan couldn't keep up with and that he bribed the ASMI president for each of his Two-Diamond awards. Tim also has to do the same to save his company. He redeems himself later on.]]
* CelebrityParadox: The above re: Ronald and ''Series/TheWire''.
* ChekhovsGun: Ronald made mention that he's a huge fan of ''Series/TheWire''. This actually becomes useful later on.
* ComingOfAgeStory
* TheCutie: Tim.
* EarnYourHappyEnding
* EroticAsphyxiation: What kills Roger Lemke
* FanDisservice: Ed Helms and Kurtwood Smith have a nude scene together.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Tim's boss, Bill Krogstad, played by Creator/StephenRoot, starts out seeming like a nice enough guy, but by the end of the film, we see what an asshole he really is.
* FlyoverCountry: Tim leads such a sheltered small-town life that a flight to Cedar Rapids, Iowa is a big deal for him.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Bree.
* HookersAndBlow: Bree introduces Tim to marijuana and cocaine.
* HotTeacher: Marcy was Tim's former teacher.
* InnocentBigot: Upon first meeting Ronald, Tim thought he was about to be robbed. He gets better though and the two become friends.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Tim and Bree develop the beginnings of one of these.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Dean. He may seem like a jerk early on (due to his abrasive behavior and some unsavory rumors about him) but he shows a lot of love for his daughter and his friends.
* LargeHam: JohnCReilly chews up and spits out every bit of scenery he can get his hands on.
* MayDecemberRomance: Tim and Marcy.
* MsFanservice: Joan.
* SenseiForScoundrels: Dean spends the film encouraging Tim to loosen up, drink more, hit on women and generally be a more assertive person. His borderline-alcoholic JerkWithAHeartOfGold tendancies are never downplayed, but Dean turns out to be a stand-up guy whose encouragement helps Tim grow and stand up for himself.
* SirSwearsALot: Dean.
* TelevisionGeography: Due to an Iowa Film Tax Credit scandal, the movie, rather infamously, was filmed in Ann Arbor, Michigan instead of the titular city, although shots of the actual Cedar Rapids were super imposed into some shots and seen through a plane window.
* WideEyedIdealist: Guess.