Off­beat CEDAR RAPIDS (15)

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SPARKLING ONE-LIN­ERS: Cedar Rapids stars Anne Heche as Joan Ostrowski-Fox, John C. Reilly as Dean Ziegler, Ed Helms as Tim Lippe and Isiah Whit­lock Jnr as Ron­ald Wilkes. Ed Helms, John C Reilly, Anne Heche, Isiah Whit­lock Jr, Stephen Root, Kurt­wood Smith, Sigour­ney Weaver. NICE guys rarely fin­ish first – there is al­ways some­one will­ing to play dirty to get ahead. It’s the way of the world, even in the height­ened re­al­ity of Miguel Arteta’s de­light­ful and off­beat com­edy about a shy and re­tir­ing in­surance agent. Greed mer­rily trumps hon­esty and sin­cer­ity, and the peo­ple who get ahead are will­ing to sell their souls for a quick buck. Ad­mit­tedly, some episodes strain cred­i­bil­ity but we are

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