My Thoughts on Cyrus

Cyrus is the first somewhat mainstream from the “mumblecore” duo of Jay and Mark Duplass.

The film deals with a divorced man (John C. Reilly), who begins a relationship with a woman (Marisa Tomei) and has to deal with her overprotective (and somewhat sociopathic) son (Jonah Hill).

Jonah Hill is mostly known for his loudmouth roles in Judd Apatow-produced comedies, so it is a refreshing change to see him in this dark comedy, where is able to show off more of his dramatic chops.

The film is solely a character peace with the bulk for the film focusing solely on the three main character (as well as Catherine Keener, who plays Reilly’s ex-wife).

It was a definitely an interesting film that makes me want to see Jonah Hill take on more dramatic roles.


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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).