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USA: Fox Searchlight
UK: Twentieth Century Fox
Cast: John C Reilly, Jonah Hill, Marisa Tomei, Catherine Keener, Matt Walsh, Diane Mizota, Kathy Ann Wittes, Kathryn Aselton, Jamie Donnelly, Tim Guinee, Charlie Brewer, Steve Zissis
Additional voices: Newell Alexander, Steve Alterman, Mitch Carter, David Cowgill, Elisa Gabrielli, Bridget Hoffman, Edie Mirman, Michelle Ruff
Directors: Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass
USA & UK: 92 mins
USA Rated: R for language and some sexual material
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language
USA Release Date: 18 June 2010
UK Release Date: 10 September 2010
In contrast to his ex-wife who is engaged to be remarried, John's social life is non-existent until he finally meets the woman of his dreams, only to discover she has another man in her life - her son. Written and directed by Jay & Mark Duplass, the iconoclastic filmmaking team behind Sundance Film Festival favourite THE PUFFY CHAIR, CYRUS takes an insightful, funny and sometimes heartbreaking look at love and family in contemporary Los Angeles.
Still single seven years after his failed marriage, John (John C Reilly) has virtually given up on romance. But at the urging of his ex-wife and best friend Jamie (Catherine Keener), John reluctantly joins her and her fiance Tim (Matt Walsh) at a party. To his and everyone else's 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 John's house. Perplexed, he follows her home and discovers the other man in Molly's life: her son, Cyrus (Jonah Hill). A 21-year-old new age musician, Cyrus is his mom's 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 loveā"and it appears only one man can be left standing when it's 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.
CYRUS stars John C Reilly (STEP BROTHERS, MAGNOLIA), Jonah Hill (SUPERBAD, FUNNY PEOPLE), Marisa Tomei (THE WRESTLER, WHAT WOMEN WANT), Catherine Keener (40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN, WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE) and Matt Walsh (THE HANGOVER, I LOVE YOU, MAN). Michael Costigan (BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, SMART PEOPLE) is the producer, executive producers are Tony Scott and Ridley Scott with Chrisann Verges (FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION) as co-producer. The production team includes director of photography Jas Shelton (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS), editor Jay Deuby (THE PUFFY CHAIR), production designer Annie Spitz (THE WACKNESS), costume designer Roemehl Hawkins (LABOR PAINS) and original music is by Michael Andrews (DONNIE DARKO, FUNNY PEOPLE).