Cyrus (2010)

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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.

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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.
Rating:
R (for language and some sexual material)
Genre:
Comedy
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Cast

Jonah Hill
as Cyrus
Diane Mizota
as Thermostat Girl
Katie Aselton
as Pretty Girl
Tom Guinee
as Roger
Tim Guinee
as Roger
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 (153) | Top Critics (42)

Simply by treating these characters as real, with all the uncertainty, emotional baggage and bad decisions that entails, the Duplasses expertly expose the hypocrisy of the airbrushed all-American ideal.

Full Review… | September 8, 2010
Time Out
Top Critic

Even at its most troubling, Cyrus is powered by a deep vein of humanism, one that offers hope to even the weirdest among us.

Full Review… | July 8, 2010
Washington Post
Top Critic

Cyrus is not the jokey, polished production you would expect from its Hollywood cast and LA setting, but audiences who are comfortable with discomfort should find it "funny."

Full Review… | July 8, 2010
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic

Cyrus sounds like the sort of comedy in which people end up dropping buckets of paint on each other's heads, but the Duplasses treat the characters and their dilemma with utmost seriousness, a technique that gives the movie its uncomfortably comic vibe.

Full Review… | July 8, 2010
Miami Herald
Top Critic

Nobody can play beaten and amusing better than Reilly, and no one is better at playing broken, accessible beauty than Tomei.

July 7, 2010
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

Delightfully demented and unique.

Full Review… | July 2, 2010
Denver Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Cyrus

½

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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½

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

Joseph Brightly
Joseph Brightly

Super Reviewer

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

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

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