USA/UK, 2010, 91 min
Directed by Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass
Written by Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass
Produced by Michael Costigan
Executive Producers Ridley Scott, Tony Scott
Cinematography by Jas Shelton
Music by Michael Andrews
Starring John C. Reilly, Jonah Hill, Marisa Tomei, Catherine Keener, Matt Walsh
With John’s social life at a standstill and his ex-wife about to get remarried, a down on his luck divorcee finally meets the woman of his dreams, only to discover she has another man in her life – her son.
Still single seven years after the breakup of his marriage, John (John C. Reilly) has all but given up on romance. But at the urging of his ex-wife and best friend Jamie (Catherine Keener), John grudgingly agrees to join her and her fiancé Tim (Matt Walsh) at a party. To his and everyone else’s surprise, he actually manages to meet someone: the gorgeous and spirited Molly (Marisa Tomei).
Their chemistry is immediate. The relationship takes off quickly but Molly is oddly reluctant to take the relationship beyond John’s house. Perplexed, he follows her home and discovers the other man in Molly’s life: her son, Cyrus (Jonah Hill). A 21-year-old new age musician, Cyrus is his mom’s best friend and shares an unconventional relationship with her. Cyrus will go to any lengths to protect Molly and is definitely not ready to share her with anyone, especially John. Before long, the two are locked in a battle of wits for the woman they both love—and it appears only one man can be left standing when it’s over.
Peter Travers - Rolling Stone
“The summer's best, most original and crazily inventive comedy.”
Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Movie Critic
"Cyrus" amuses and unnerves in equal measure. A comedy of discomfort that walks a wonderful line between reality-based emotional honesty and engaging humor, it demonstrates the good things that happen when quirky independent style combines with top-of-the-line acting skill.
Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
"Filmmakers Jay and Mark Duplass work with a rhythm and tone, and a psychological fascination, that is close, in spirit, to something the young Roman Polanski might have done. A spiky and surprising comedy. A-"
Jennie Yabroff – Newsweek
"Cyrus successfully walks the line between dark comedy and scary movie, thanks to the uniformly great performances by Hill, Reilly, and Tomei."
Official site: http://www.foxsearchlight.com/cyrus/
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