Less broad than you might expect, given that its stellar comedy cast includes veterans from The Hangover
, Step Brothers
, and Office Space
, director Miguel Arteta’s introspective comedy still earns its fair share of laughs thanks to Phil Johnston’s adroit screenplay, a talented cast, and a director skilled in maintaining an effective balance between comedy and drama. Yes, the influence of producer Alexander Payne can be felt in every line of dialogue, and though Cedar Rapids
may be a bit too incidental to resonate with viewers as Sideways
did back in 2004, there’s enough honesty and solid characterization give the f...