‘Cyrus’ replete with wit and perception

‘Cyrus’ replete with wit and perception

Directors: Jay & Mark Duplass

Cast: John C. Riley, Jonah Hill, Catherine Keener, Marisa Tomei

Cert: 15

From the young romance of ‘Going the Distance’ to the older and more fraught romance we have here, an interesting story with well-observed characters.

John (Riley) is a divorced loner who can’t find a woman to call his own. His soon to be re-married ex wife (Keener) forces him to go to a party in order to begin his re-entry into the dating scene … and to his surprise he meets Molly (Tomei).

Life begins to take on a warm glow, until he meets Molly’s creepy, menacing and ever-watchful 21-year-old son Cyrus (Hill) who isn’t about to let a newcomer into his mother-son relationship.

It’s a study of angst, the three-way conflict between the chief characters, carried out with wit and perception.

Star Rating: 4/5

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