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Cyrus (2010)



Critic Consensus: While it may strike some viewers as slight, Cyrus is a successful hybrid of mainstream production values and the mumblecore ideals of directors Jay and Mark Duplass.

Movie Info

Directed by mumblecore stalwarts Jay and Mark Duplass, Cyrus stars John C. Reilly as John, a middle-aged lonely divorced guy who, as the film opens, gets dragged to a party by his remarried ex-wife (Catherine Keener) -- who remains his best friend. After a few clumsy, drunken passes at a variety of women, John encounters Molly (Marisa Tomei), an attractive single-mom who finds John's social awkwardness appealing. They hit it off, and quickly begin a tender new relationship. Problems soon arise in the form of Cyrus (Jonah Hill), Molly's twentysomething son, who has an off-puttingly close relationship to his mom. Soon the jealous Cyrus sets about trying to break them up, and John must figure out how to deal with this unhinged and unexpected rival.more
Rating: R (for language and some sexual material)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 14, 2010
Box Office: $7.5M
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Critic Reviews for Cyrus

All Critics (154) | Top Critics (42)

It offers you a look at a totally dysfunctional relationship that allows you to look at the relationships in your own life and breathe a sigh of relief.

Full Review… | January 5, 2014
7M Pictures

a sweet, modest, unremarkable film, propped up by seasoned actors playing quirky and "real."

Full Review… | November 13, 2013
Film Comment Magazine

The potentially one-joke premise is given depth, complexity, darkness and pathos by the offbeat execution and the honest performances.

Full Review… | February 22, 2012

A man battles with his girlfriend's son in this realistic, understated comedy filled with the awkwardness of real life.

Full Review… | August 15, 2011
Film Journal International

... A very fine comic-psychodrama that eschews prat falls and flippancy for a more intimately realist and considered rendering of manchild madness and its antecedents.

Full Review… | June 30, 2011
The Ooh Tray

An amazing human drama played out by actors at the peak of their profession: and who could want more than that?

Full Review… | February 1, 2011
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Audience Reviews for Cyrus


First Review of 2012 "Cyrus":
The fantastic ensemble really give off the feeling that they genuinely are a disfunctional family because of amazing chemistry with eachother and still manage to bring some laughs with it. The Duplas' have created a smart and believable movie with a simple yet entertaining central idea.

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Sneaky funny. John C. Reilly delivers as usual, Jonah Hill is a hilarious creep.

Joseph Brightly
Joseph Brightly

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The Duplass Brothers, show a good film with a good screenplay and direction. A unexpected film, funny and entertaining. Fresh.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

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Cyrus Quotes

John: I am in a tailspin. I am lonely.
– Submitted by Chris P (5 years ago)
Cyrus: You deserve someone who can love you the way I can't love you.
– Submitted by Pilar K (5 years ago)

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