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Cedar Rapids is the hilarious story about Tim Lippe (Ed Helms) who is sent by his insurance company which he work for to Cedar Rapids, Iowa to represent his company at an annual insurance convention, where he quickly finds himself under the guidance of three convention veterans.
My, How You’ve Changed?
In Cedar Rapids, Tim Lippe’s character undergoes a huge personality transformation, going from a timed naïve man from a small town, to being much more confident and more street-smart. Here, we will take a look at some other characters in films that change throughout the duration of their story.
5. Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) – Batman Begins
Bruce Wayne loses his family at an early age when his parents are brutally murdered in front of him. Blaming himself for their deaths, he seeks to kill the man who took his family. Wayne fails to kill him as he is murdered in a public courthouse, because in jail he was cellmates with Carmine Falcone (Tom Wilkinson) a crime lord of Gotham city, who he was planning on testifying on. After this Bruce decides to escape from the world by leaving anything behind and hopping on a ship heading overseas to Asia where he goes through the criminal underworld until he is found by Henri Ducard or Ra's al Goul (Liam Neeson). Who brings him to his school of warriors where he is taught how to fight evil and face his darkest fears. But when Ra's al Goul calls for Bruce to destroy his beloved city of Gotham due to the Criminal infestation, he must rise against as the Batman to bring hope and peace to a city that had never seen it before
4. Prince Akeem –(Eddie Murphy) Coming To America
An Eddie Murphy classic, he stars as Prince Akeem, of Zamuda. Akeem lives the good life. His father is king of Zamuda and on his 21st birthday, he is forced to marry a woman who he hasn’t even seen before. Upset with this idea, he breaks from tradition and runs away to America. Akeem decides to descend upon Brooklyn, New York in search of an intelligent and strong-willed woman to marry while he holds a job at McDonalds.
3. Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) - Rocky
One of the greatest uplifting sports movies of all time Sylvester Stallone stars in this classic film as Rocky Balboa a small time boxer who works in a meat factory as well as a debt collector for a loan shark in Philadelphia. Rocky gets the biggest break of his life when the Heavyweight Champion of the World Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) comes into Philadelphia to give a struggling boxer an exhibition match advertising it as a chance for a nobody to become a somebody. Rocky is given the opportunity of a lifetime to fight Apollo and show the world what he really has.
2. Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) – The Godfather
Considered one of the greatest movies of all time, Al Pacino gives one of his greatest performances as Michael Corleone, a returning World War II veteran who is reluctant to enter the family business of the Coreleone Mafia, one of the top mafia outfits in New York. But as his father Don Vito Coreleone (Marlon Brando) is shot on the street by a rival mafia, and is recovering in the hospital. Michael is forced into a predicament, which would make him flee the country. But with the death of his brother Sunny (James Caan) who was running the family until his death. Michael would now become the Don or Godfather aiming to control the streets that have been forcing his family to try and get into the drug trade in this instant classic and Oscar-winning Best Picture, directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
1. Derek Vinyard (Edward Norton) – American History X
Arguably Edward Norton’s best performance (he was nominated for an Oscar), Derek Vineyard is a former neo-Nazi skinhead who comes home after a long stint in jail from brutally murdering a group of robbers who tried robbing his family at night. He comes home a completely changed person and he tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same path that he did as well realizing his mistakes he made while in jail and having to deal with the harsh realities of coming home.
Honorable Mentions: Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey) - American Beauty, Sara Goldfarb (Ellen Burstyn) – Requiem For a Dream, Vivian Ward (Julia Roberts) – Pretty Woman
Cedar Rapids: The Super Awesome Edition will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on June 21, 2011.
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