Cyrus

  • 15
  • Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass (2010)
  • US
  • 87 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

A love triangle of the weirdest kind lies at the heart of this dark but refreshingly kind-hearted romantic comedy. John C Reilly plays John, the underdog lead, a man still pining for his ex-wife (Catherine Keener) when a chance meeting at a party introduces him to single mother Molly (Marisa Tomei). Molly is interested, and John can't believe his luck ("Are you flirting with me? I'm like Shrek!" he roars), but the relationship is tested when John meets Molly's owlish 20-something son, Cyrus (Jonah Hill). At first, the "child" seems welcoming and warm, but from the day John can't find his shoes, he begins to suspect that Cyrus has a hidden, sinister agenda. He's right, and the battle of wits that follows is both funny and human, with a rewarding, upbeat and emotional pay-off that makes a welcome change from the increasingly irony-enriched fare we've come to expect.

Plot Summary

Romantic comedy starring Marisa Tomei, John C Reilly and Jonah Hill. Seven years after the break-up of his marriage, things finally seem to be improving for middle-aged, socially awkward John when he meets the attractive Molly at a party. But Molly lives with her grown-up son, Cyrus, and John soon discovers that he's unwilling to share his mother with anyone.

Cast and crew

Cast

John
John C Reilly
Cyrus
Jonah Hill
Molly
Marisa Tomei
Jamie
Catherine Keener
Tim
Matt Walsh
Pretty Girl
Kathryn Aselton
Pastor
Jamie Donnelly
Roger
Tim Guinee
Rusty
Steve Zissis

Crew

Director
Jay Duplass
Director
Mark Duplass

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
20th Century Fox
Guidance: 
Swearing.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 10 Sep 2010
Certificate 15
Distributor:
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Categories
Comedy