Directors: Jay & Mark Duplass
Cast: John C. Riley, Jonah Hill, Catherine Keener, Marisa Tomei
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