Cyrus 2010 R CC

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(63) IMDb 6.3/10
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A down on his luck divorcee finally meets the woman of his dreams, only to discover she has another man in her life -- her son.

Starring:
Catherine Keener, John C. Reilly
Runtime:
1 hour 31 minutes

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Cyrus

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Genres Drama, Romance
Director Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass
Starring Catherine Keener, John C. Reilly
Supporting actors Marisa Tomei, Catherine Keener, Matt Walsh, Diane Mizota, Kathy Wittes, Katie Aselton, Jamie Donnelly, Tim Guinee, Charlie Brewer, Steve Zissis, Newell Alexander, Steve Alterman, Mitch Carter, David Cowgill, Elisa Gabrielli, Bridget Hoffman, Edie Mirman, Michelle Ruff
Studio 20th Century Fox
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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If the characters in Cyrus were merely neurotic losers, the film wouldn't be very funny.
Turfseer
It is not awful or anything but it is not that funny and it is one of those movies that you keep waiting for something to happen but it never really goes far.
Kissiz4Tati
The acting was excellent, with some very subtle, great scenes with John C. Reilly and Jonah Hill.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Joshua Miller VINE VOICE on January 8, 2011
Format: DVD
A film starring John C. Reilly and Jonah Hill is going to attract a certain audience...And that is not the correct audience for this film. While Reilly is an accomplished dramatic actor, he's become well-known for appearing in successful comedies lately; Hill is best-known for his work in the Apatow-cannon. Cyrus is the type of film the average moviegoer dismisses as "too weird" or "not funny," which both miss the point entirely. To use a term I'm not fond of, Cyrus is a "dramedy," that seamlessly blends both comedy and drama avoiding cheap punchlines and dramatic, emotional cues. If you think Step Brothers is the "best movie ever" and you're expecting typical Jonah Hill-fare, this is not your movie. If you watch it with an open mind, you'll find it quite rewarding.

John C. Reilly plays John, still wallowing in loneliness seven years after his divorce. Now, his ex-wife Jamie (Catherine Keener) is getting re-married and she takes John to a party in the hope that he'll find himself a girlfriend. He does, in the form of a beautiful woman named Molly (Marisa Tomei). When John becomes curious about Molly's secretive nature he follows her home and meets her 21-year-old son Cyrus (Hill). Cyrus comes off a bit weird, but friendly but John notices the relationship between Molly and Cyrus is rather unconventional; they share a close bond that borders on the near incestuous. John becomes suspicious of Cyrus' motives very quickly, but finds himself in a rut not wanting to damage his new relationship with Molly.

The film moves at a very quick pace and boasts a solid script although writer/directors Jay & Mark Duplass do allow their actors a lot of room for improvisation.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Turfseer on January 26, 2011
Format: DVD
*** This review may contain spoilers ***

No, I don't usually like movies that feature quite a bit of improvisation and jerky cinematography. Nonetheless, 'Cyrus' has enough crazy moments in it, that it's actually kind of funny. This is not your usual laugh out loud comedy. Rather, it's a farce where we're asked to laugh at (not with) a set of sharply defined, passive-aggressive character types.

A central characteristic of the passive-aggressive personality type is that he/she rarely is able to express anger in a direct, forceful way. Instead, the anger is expressed in a series of short, aggressive bursts and passive retreats. The passive aggressive personality lives in a pressure cooker and inevitably must end up exploding. But once the explosion is over, they will end up where they started: in the same passive aggressive holding pattern, leading nowhere. Passive aggressives can also be thought of as belonging to the larger family of masochists who enjoy inflicting pain on themselves by not really letting go of their anger--by the same token, they appear to enjoy engaging in minor skirmishes, where they may win a minor battle or two but never can truly claim victory in an 'all out war'.

At the outset of 'Cyrus', we see that we're dealing with some very screwed up passive aggressive types. John's ex-wife, Jamie, aggressively enters his house without telling him and then catches him masturbating. At first, her reaction is normal, heading for the door, shrieking with great embarrassment after catching him in the act. But after listening to his lame explanation that he had "jock itch", Jamie passively tells him she didn't see anything and the confrontation dies.

If the characters in Cyrus were merely neurotic losers, the film wouldn't be very funny.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By adiadv on January 2, 2011
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If you decide to watch this movie based solely on expectations from the noteworthy cast because of their previous roles in mainstream comedy hits, you might be disappointed. This is not slapstick, in-your-face humor that will make almost everyone laugh - and therein lies the beauty of it for me! It wasn't at all what I was expecting to see when I rented it.

The relationship between Molly (Marisa Tomei) and Cyrus (Jonah Hill) - which consistently straddles the line between beautiful and disturbing - is rattled by the introduction of John (John C. Reilly) into their lives. The issues that arise are the crux of the humorous conflict that drives the story.

It bounces back and forth between the feel of a quirky romantic comedy, a darkly humorous satire and a low-key drama. It all combines to make a subtly played-out, ludicrous and well-acted tale. I loved it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brett I. Williams on October 27, 2013
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I rarely turn a movie off but I had to on this one. This movie had potential but it was just not funny. Kept waiting for the funny to break out but it never happened. Oh, yah, who the hell shot this movie? The constant fast zooms was so obnoxious. Seemed amateurish. Highly distracting.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R S Cobblestone VINE VOICE on March 29, 2013
Format: DVD
A lonely man meets a lonely woman. Nice, except the lonely woman lives with her manipulative 22 year old son. Tension, conflict, then what would you expect?

No one is really likable in this movie. Yada yada yada.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bill Shearin on December 27, 2012
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Expected more laughter out of this. Too much drama. Was advertised as a comedy. Really not very entertaining.
Not the worst movie I ever saw but definitely on the list
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