Cyrus (2010)

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… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: June 18, 2010
DVD Release Date: December 14, 2010
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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.

Tom Huddleston
Time Out

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.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

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.

Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

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.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

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

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

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

David Zuckerman
Film Comment Magazine

a sweet, modest, unremarkable film, propped up by seasoned actors playing quirky and "real."

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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."

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Delightfully demented and unique.

Jason Bailey

The potentially one-joke premise is given depth, complexity, darkness and pathos by the offbeat execution and the honest performances.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Directors Cat
First Review of 2012 "Cyrus": The fantastic ensemble really give off the feeling that they genuinely are a disfunctional family because of amazing… More
Nicki Marie
Not what I expected (I mean you see John C Reilly and Jonah Hill on a DVD cover you kind of expect a comedy), and while this was funny in a black way, it was… More
Joseph Brightly
Sneaky funny. John C. Reilly delivers as usual, Jonah Hill is a hilarious creep.
Michael Gildea
Cyrus isn't a bad movie but its not a very good one either. Its got a few legitimately funny moments. Jonah Hill doesn't do his usual non-blinking,… More
Lucas Martins
The Duplass Brothers, show a good film with a good screenplay and direction. A unexpected film, funny and entertaining. Fresh.
Julie B
Sweet little film with nuanced performances that make it feel awkwardly real.