Films

Cyrus

June 18th 2010
  • Comedy/Drama,
  • R,
  • 92 min,
  • Fox Searchlight
  • Cast: Jonah Hill, Marisa Tomei, Catherine Keener, John C. Reilly, Matt Walsh, Tim Guinee, Jamie Donnelly, Kellan Rhude, Katie Aselton, Steve Zissis, Jerald Garner, Zosia Mamet, Justin Wilczynski, Kathy Wittes, Sean Paul Hackett
  • Directors: Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass
  • Writers: Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass
  • Producer: Michael Costigan
  • Co Producer: Chrisann Verges
  • Executive Producers: Ridley Scott, Tony Scott
  • Costume Design: Roemehl Hawkins
  • D.O.P.: Jas Shelton
  • Editor: Jay Deuby
  • Makeup: Tina Roesler Kerwin
  • Music: Michael Andrews
  • Production Design: Annie Spitz
  • Set Decoration: Meg Everist

Storyline

With John's social life at a standstill and his ex-wife about to get remarried, a down on his luck divorcée finally meets the woman of his dreams, only to discover she has another man in her life - her son.

Still single seven years after the breakup of his marriage, John (John C. Reilly) has all but given up on romance. But at the urging of his ex-wife and best friend Jamie (Catherine Keener), John grudgingly agrees to join her and her fiancé Tim (Matt Walsh) at a party.

To his and everyone else's surprise, he actually manages to meet someone: the gorgeous and spirited Molly (Marisa Tomei). Their chemistry is immediate.

The relationship takes off quickly but Molly is oddly reluctant to take the relationship beyond John's house. Perplexed, he follows her home and discovers the other man in Molly's life: her son, Cyrus (Jonah Hill).

A 21-year-old new age musician, Cyrus is his mom's best friend and shares an unconventional relationship with her. Cyrus will go to any lengths to protect Molly and is definitely not ready to share her with anyone, especially John.

Before long, the two are locked in a battle of wits for the woman they both love-and it appears only one man can be left standing when it's over.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • MPAA Warning: Language and some sexual material
  • Production Budget: $7 million
  • Production Companies: Scott Free Productions
  • Production Schedule: January 2009 - March 2009

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Trivia

2010 Guide Analysis: "Having become indie filmmaking darlings and pioneering the 'mumblecore movement', the Duplass Brothers ("The Puffy Chair," "Baghead") have scored their biggest budget yet by far with this Fox Searchlight comedy premiering out of competition at Sundance this year. Despite having a script on hand, the actors and directors found themselves improvising a lot with Hill in particular apparently showing off a quite different character to his previous onscreen personas. Carefully taking time with it in post, the Park City premiere will be the first time anyone's seen anything from the film so the critical reaction should have a significant impact on its release plans and box-office chances."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 23 September 2010: Germany