Cyrus
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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… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

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"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."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"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."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"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."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"... A very fine comic-psychodrama that eschews prat falls and flippancy for a more intimately realist and considered rendering of manchild madness and its antecedents."
‑ Ed Whitfield, The Ooh Tray
"...a well-acted yet wholly uninvolving (and downright unconvincing) piece of work."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Even at its most troubling, Cyrus is powered by a deep vein of humanism, one that offers hope to even the weirdest among us."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"Nobody can play beaten and amusing better than Reilly, and no one is better at playing broken, accessible beauty than Tomei."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"a sweet, modest, unremarkable film, propped up by seasoned actors playing quirky and "real.""
‑ David Zuckerman, Film Comment Magazine
"An amazing human drama played out by actors at the peak of their profession: and who could want more than that?"
‑ Mike Edwards, What Culture
"Cyrus will appeal to the same audiences that have admired the Mumblecore directors and their work, even though it's more polished."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"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.""
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Delightfully demented and unique."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"A man battles with his girlfriend's son in this realistic, understated comedy filled with the awkwardness of real life."
‑ Sarah Sluis, Film Journal International
"The visual style transcends lyricism to achieve a kind of free-verse poetry, aided in large part by awe-inspiring mash-ups of montage and voice-overs"
‑ Matt Kelemen, Las Vegas CityLife
"...this muted farce benefits from the pitch-perfect performances of its cast."
‑ Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
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