By Jack Rico
What I feel is the best of comedy of 2010, Cyrus is a gem amongst the Paul Rudd and Apatow films of the last 2 years. If you are looking to laugh heartily, I recommend Cyrus in limited release.
The comedy style is not like Get Him To The Greek, but rather a psychological and black. The plot revolves around a recently divorced man, wonderfully played by John C. Reilly, who finally finds the woman of his dreams, played by the seductive Marisa Tomei. What our hero did not expect was having to face her 22 year old son Cyrus, played by Jonah Hill, who will do everything possible to ruin their romance.
Reilly’s performance is what makes Cyrus one of my favorite comedies of the year. He is truly one of the great comic actors we have in Hollywood due to the dry and serious take he brings to comedic roles. Hill on his part needs to be applauded for comprehending his range and not stretching beyond his acting limits. His role here is a good representation of it.
If you are looking for a unconventional and clever comedy with superb performances, ‘Cyrus’ will not disappoint.
Rated: R for language and some sexual material.
Release Date: 2010-06-18
Screenplay: Mark Duplass & Jay Duplass
Official Website: http://www.foxsearchlight.com/cyrus/