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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.

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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 (157) | Top Critics (56)

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…

Cast and crew seem committed to making a simple point: "unhealthily close" relationships can be enriching. And the result is a movie that feels both small and deep.

September 15, 2010 | Rating: 4/5

It's funny, but edgy, too: you feel as if something very bad could happen at any moment.

September 11, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The Duplass brothers enter the mainstream with a touching, original and supremely funny film.

September 10, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

There are very few films, of whatever type, that actually surprise us, so when one does come along it's tempting to whoop.

September 10, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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

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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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