ED HELMS' "Hangover 2" made 40 times as much money and was about half as funny as his indie comedy "Cedar Rapids," released a few months earlier, now on DVD.
Helms stars as an impossibly square guy who attends a regional insurance convention, where he's hazed and ultimately helped by fellow delegates (John C. Reilly, Anne Heche, Isiah Whitlock Jr.).
The movie is offbeat and has a good heart - it's unusually generous to its Midwestern characters, and resolves itself in surprising ways.
Most of the surprises in "The Adjustment Bureau" are of the unpleasant variety. This botched adaptation of a Philip K. Dick story stars Matt Damon as a man told by emissaries of God that if he dates Emily Blunt he'll destroy the country, then pursues her anyway. This movie gives selfishness a bad name.