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Mumblecore auteurs the Duplass brothers (Baghead,The Puffy Chair) dip their toes in the precarious waters of Hollywood by casting well-known actors inCyrus. But their devotion to clumsy, uncomfortable people remains: John (John C. Reilly,Step Brothers) has barely left his apartment in the seven years since Jamie (Catherine Keener,Lovely & Amazing) divorced him, so Jamie demands he come to a party--where, miraculously, he meets Molly (Marisa Tomei,The Wrestler), who seems like the woman of his dreams. Unfortunately, Molly comes with some baggage: her 22-year-old son, Cyrus (Jonah Hill,Superbad). To say Molly and Cyrus are close is an understatement, and John finds himself in a battle of wills with Molly as the prize. The Duplass brothers seek a kind of cinematic simplicity--to call it purity would be too highbrow for these aggressively pedestrian filmmakers--and when it works, it brings the viewer in intimate contact with life in its ordinary, essential glory. When it doesn't work, it's just dull. Despite its flatfooted plot,Cyrusworks pretty well. The higher caliber of the cast helps--Reilly, Tomei, Hill, and Keener are all excellent, and much of the movie is genuinely funny. Don't expect elegance, but sometimes, something plain can please.--Bret Fetzer
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Genre:  Comedy
Release Date:  July 09, 2010
MPAA Rating:  R
Runtime:  1hr 32min
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review by . August 03, 2010
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   John, a middle-aged down-on-his-luck divorcee, meets a beautiful woman he thinks is way out of his league. Improbably, she digs him. The only trouble is her adult son, who just can't let go, and she doesn't seem to see a problem with their total lack of boundaries.      The Duplass brothers follow up their quirky independent films The Puffy Chair and Baghead with an off-beat romantic comedy. While more conventional than their earlier efforts, and with a bigger …
review by . June 25, 2010
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Cyrus, Seriously Funny
CYRUS Written and Directed by Mark Duplass and Jay Duplass Starring John C. Reilly, Jonah Hill, Marisa Tomei and Catherine Keener      John: I know you’re not supposed to say this but I really like you.  Is it crazy for me to say I want it to work out?    Love is tricky to figure out, to piece together so that it actually works out for all parties involved. Love is particularly tricky when you’re middle-aged, have been single for seven years, you’re …
review by . December 09, 2010
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      Cyrus is a movie that flourishes as a warm feeling of both solitude and gratitude. At first I thought the story is just another dark drama but at the end it turned out to be a dark dramatic comedy. Of course the premise is kind of silly and unnatural since you are left in the middle of the story too fast with too little to follow but in time, the great execution raises the quality of the movie. It's not a great film, dazzling visually or incredibly expressive but it's …
review by . August 13, 2010
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If there ever was a movie for which the viewer needs to adjust their expectations before going in, it's CYRUS. The trailers for the film imply a small, but funny & antic comedy with Jonah Hill (SUPERBAD), John C. Reilly (STEP BROTHERS) and Marisa Tomei (MY COUSIN VINNY). Why did I pick those movies to put next to each performer? Because those are the kinds of performances that the trailers imply you will see.    Instead, we get a small, wry and occasionally uncomfortable drama …
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