Andrew Hamlin 7 a.m., Sept. 20
Like a Christopher Guest comedy less rigged for pat satire, Miguel Arteta’s film is about a naïve insurance salesman (Ed Helms) who goes to a convention in Iowa and learns from a sly roommate (Isiah Whitlock Jr.) and an amiable vulgarian (John C. Reilly) how to grow up in a somewhat raunchy but engaging way. The type-cut women (Sigourney Weaver, Alia Shawkat, Anne Heche) are not just doodles, the Midwestern banalities are adroitly rendered, and the elements click into place. Mainly, it’s funny. 2011.