First Look: Duplass Brothers' Newest Sundance Film 'Cyrus'
by Alex Billington
December 12, 2009
When it was first announced that this film would be premiering at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival, it was called the Untitled Duplass Brothers Project. Now it has an official title, Cyrus, and we have the first official photo from it. Cyrus stars Marisa Tomei, Jonah Hill, John C. Reilly, and Catherine Keener. It's about a recently divorced guy (Reilly) who meets the woman of his dreams (Tomei). Then he meets her son (Hill) who is well… interesting. It's another mumblecore comedy from the Duplass Brothers but apparently a little more mainstream than we've seen them before, especially because it was developed by Fox Searchlight.
Here's a little blurb from Sundance about the film: "Cyrus becomes a dark, poignant, sometimes hilarious war dance as Molly, Cyrus, and John walk the line between creepy and sympathetic. Each member of this awkward triangle teeters somewhere between bare honesty and furtive manipulation as he or she lets loose all manner of dysfunctionality. The excruciating, delightful fun is seeing where the boundaries ultimately land." It's already near the top of my list of films to see at Sundance just because I love the Duplass Brothers and I have a feeling they're on the verge of breaking out big. We'll definitely have a review of this in January.