Two Clips from ‘Cyrus’


If Judd Apatow-produced movies have taught us anything, it’s that Jonah Hill is a funny man. From being a desperate virgin to an obsessed rock star’s fan, Hill’s sense of self deprecation and line delivery have had us all laughing in a movie theater. With the release of “Cyrus,” however, it looks like we might have to start looking at Hill in a different, more serious light.

“Cyrus” tells the story of John (played by John C. Reilly), a recent divorcee who meets Molly (Marisa Tomei). Things start going well until Molly’s son, Cyrus (Jonah Hill), starts interfering.

Despite this rather generic plot, the clips below show that “Cyrus” has more heart than an “out to get you” rom-com. Since the production isn’t as big as the more mainstream films (nor are the actors more glamorous), “Cyrus” needs to have a good story with believable characters to keep up the interest. Hopefully “Cyrus” will turn out to be a “Stranger than Fiction” rather than a “Jack.”

The clips below show the relationship between Cyrus and John. Cyrus is a little strange but is loved dearly by his mother. In the first clip John is willing to put up with the strangeness in front of Molly, but in the second clip John and Cyrus go at it before Molly enters the room.

“Cyrus” will be released this Friday and stars John C. Reilly, Jonah Hill, Marisa Tomei, and Catherine Keener.

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