Cyrus

2010

Cyrus

Critics 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.

80%

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53%

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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.

Cast

Diane Mizota
as Thermostat Girl
Katie Aselton
as Pretty Girl
Charlie Brewer
as Stranger at Reception
Newell Alexander
as Additional Voice
Steve Alterman
as Additional Voice
Mitch Carter
as Additional Voice
David Cowgill
as Additional Voice
Elisa Pensler Gabrielli
as Additional Voice
Bridget Hoffman
as Additional Voice
Edie Mirman
as Additional Voice
Michelle Ruff
as Additional Voice
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Critic Reviews for Cyrus

All Critics (155) | Top Critics (47) | Fresh (124) | Rotten (31)

  • Cyrus is a funny and observant movie.

    January 22, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Wherever it goes, it is excessively drab for a movie set in LA-a peach nightgown Tomei wears is the same color as her skin and the walls at her place-but it lacks the mortifying intensity of an Elaine May movie, which it at times seems to be going for.

    April 24, 2018 | Full Review…

    A.S. Hamrah

    n+1
    Top Critic
  • 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.

    January 5, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Carr

    7M Pictures
    Top Critic
  • a sweet, modest, unremarkable film, propped up by seasoned actors playing quirky and "real."

    November 13, 2013 | Full Review…
  • The potentially one-joke premise is given depth, complexity, darkness and pathos by the offbeat execution and the honest performances.

    February 22, 2012 | Full Review…
  • A man battles with his girlfriend's son in this realistic, understated comedy filled with the awkwardness of real life.

    August 15, 2011 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Cyrus

  • Oct 14, 2012
    Imagine a less fart joke version of Step Brothers, that is what you have here. Cyrus is a calm comedy, not many laughs, but something you can enjoy. With similar dialogue to "Puffy chair" and earlier Duplass film. This dialogue either realistic or corny, depending on your looks of things. Funny, sweet, and simple.
    Daniel D Super Reviewer
  • Dec 31, 2011
    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.
    Directors C Super Reviewer
  • Oct 25, 2011
    This movie's plot strikes me as something you'd be able to relate to in every day life. And Reilly, Tomei and Hill do a great job as the triangle lead. There's just enough humor in this to keep you interested if you expected a comedy (it could have been a really dark comedy if they wrote it like that) but there's also enough humanism to level the playing field. At times, I found it awkward and troubling to watch the relationship between Tomei and Hill's characters as overly protective mother and emotionally needy son. But that's exactly how these situations are supposed to play out! The actors are top notch in this. These indy films don't always succeed in convincing people that they are capable of a wider range in Hollywood, but this counters that with the performances these actors in the film have given. At a contrite hour and thirty minutes, it leaves you pulling for everyone to come together in the end as this movie roller coasters its way through their lives.
    Lane Z Super Reviewer
  • Oct 25, 2011
    Sneaky funny. John C. Reilly delivers as usual, Jonah Hill is a hilarious creep.
    Joseph B Super Reviewer

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