Director Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass
Screenwriter Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass
Studio Fox Searchlight Pictures
Starring Marisa Tomei, John C. Reilly, Jonah Hill, Catherine Keener, Matt Walsh, Katie Aselton
Genre Comedy, Drama
MPAA Rating R
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Plot / Synopsis
With Johnís social life at a standstill and his ex-wife about to get remarried, a down on his luck divorcee finally meets the woman of his dreams, only to discover she has another man in her life Ė her son. Written and directed by Jay and Mark Duplass, the iconoclastic filmmaking team behind Sundance Film Festival favorite The Puffy Chair, Cyrus takes an insightful and funny look at love and family in contemporary Los Angeles.
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 fiancť Tim (Matt Walsh) at a party. To his and everyone elseís 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 Johnís house. Perplexed, he follows her home and discovers the other man in Mollyís life: her son, Cyrus (Jonah Hill). A 21-year-old new age musician, Cyrus is his momís 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 loveóand it appears only one man can be left standing when itís over.
Using the innovative improvisational techniques that have earned them critical accolades and a devoted following, Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass enter the mainstream with a touching, original story that blends humor and heartbreak, much like life itself.
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John C. Reilly takes on Jonah Hill.
January 21, 2010
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