Cyrus

A man meets the woman of his dreams but must contend with her 21-year-old son.  John C. Reilly plays the lead character, utterly lacking in confidence.  He’s been divorced for 7 years and still has trouble adjusting.  At a party in an inebriated state, he is compelled to start dancing all by himself when a favorite song starts playing, while everyone sits and just watches.  It’s a moment that is uncomfortably pathetic.   Then to save him from his drunken stupor, out comes Marisa Tomei as Molly to join him on the living room floor to justify his decision and the moment becomes touchingly humorous.  Such is the quirky rhythm of the film.  He later meets her son and the story focuses on the relationship between these three.  If one can cozy up to the hilariously awkward situations that arise from this love triangle of sorts, it can be a rewarding experience.  It is a nuanced comedy drama, very slight, but refreshingly unique.

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One Response to “Cyrus”

  1. Doubt this will open in Mexico, but sure hope so. The premise sounds interesting, and it’s always great to watch John C. Reilly do his thing (even in Step Brothers). The guy’s talented.

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