Hill, Tomei and Reilly gamely participate in a study of dubious relationships in the Duplass's "Cyrus.I've an elusive thought: Am I the only one to notice that John C. Reilly's relationship with his ex-wife in Jay and Mark Duplass's "Cyrus" is every bit as unhealthy as Jonah Hill's with his mother? That parallel seems to be the point of an otherwise pointless, albeit engaging, film but it's been addressed by no critics to the best of my knowledge. It's also interesting that Reilly's so-called hero consistently, and rather selfishly, intrudes upon and interrupts two relationships here - Catherine Keener's with her fiancé and Marisa Tomei's with her son. He's an interloper and a third wheel in both cases - a narcissist deceptively disguised in sheep's clothing.
Tuesday, July 06, 2010
"cyrus" - there's more there
Posted by joe baltake at 9:49 AM