Friday, July 2, 2010

Cyrus the Riot... Not!

The Verdict:

Cyrus is an awkward little movie, filled with awkward characters and an awkward plot.
It centers on a loser named John (John C. Reilly, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant) who is forced to go to a party by his ex-wife (Katherine Keener, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Hamlet 2 ) in hopes of un-depressing him (he's still hung up after 6 years, that she left him). At the party, John gets drunk and makes a fool of himself. Enter Molly (Marisa Tomei, My Cousin Vinny), the beautiful girl who shows him sympathy and surprisingly ends up hooking up with him at the end of the night. The mismatched couple begin to get serious fast and just when John thinks his life is going good again, enter Cyrus, Molly's twenty-something year old adult son (Jonah Hill, Superbad) Cyrus is an overly eccentric young man who is the ultimate mama's boy who shares a superglue tight bond with Molly (who he calls her by just that). Cyrus is immediately threatened by John's relationship with Molly and vows to take John out of the picture. John catches on to Cyrus' distaste of him and the two try to comedically battle over who will end up with Molly in the end.
This adult comedy is anything but laughs galore.
You'll chuckle here and there if anything (Although in my auditorium a few people were guffawing it up. At what, I don't know.).
The trailer shows most of the best parts and gives you a sense of the whole movie in less than 5 minutes.
I was really tempted to walk out but somehow I made it through to the end (which ended as awkwardly as the entire film was).
See if you're a Tomei fan (as I did)--- she was the star--- and made this awkward film a little more bearable.


John C. Reilly, Marisa Tomei, Jonah Hill, Catherine Keener

Jay and Mark Duplass

Michael Andrews


~How Long:
1 hr. 32 mins.


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