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Actors: John C. Reilly, Jonah Hill, Marisa Tomei, Catherine Keener

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John has reached the peak of his loneliness. His ex-wife comes by to inform him that she's getting married, and he feels it can't get any worse. His ex feels bad, so she brings him to a party. John tries to pick up a variety of women at the party, but as none of it works, he starts feeling bad and getting drunk. While peeing in the yard, Molly sneaks up behind him and engages him in conversation. They end up hitting it off, and he takes her home that night... but after they sleep together, she immediately leaves. After their next date, she does the same, and he wonders why she's running away after they sleep together. He follows her to her home, and while waiting to see what's going on, he accidentally passes out from fatigue in his car. The next morning, he knocks on her door, where he meets Molly's adult son, Cyrus. Cyrus is friendly, but one can tell immediately there's something slightly off about him. Molly comes out, and while initially surprised by John's presence, she relaxes and they all spend the day together. John is falling in love with her, although he is weirded out by how close she and Cyrus are. He gets his ex-wife to come meet them, to see if she thinks Cyrus is abnormally strange, but she finds him to be a generally sweet guy. John spends the night for the first time at Molly's house, and as they begin to have sex, Cyrus starts violently screaming from the other room. Molly leaves the room and never comes back; after some sleep, John goes out to see where she is and finds Cyrus staring at him. He explains he gets night terrors and his mom was sleeping in his room. Eventually, Cyrus admits to John that he's trying to sabotage their relationship, and it's up to John to try to convince Molly what's happening... or to admit that dealing with Cyrus is too much to make the relationship work.
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Best part of story, including ending: This is a funny and intimate little relationship study, with Reilly and Tomei sharing good chemistry and Jonah Hill excelling as the creepily nice Cyrus.

Best scene in story: The first day meeting Cyrus, John loses his shoes and wonders if Cyrus stole them. Cyrus denies it, but later, when John finds his shoes in Cyrus' possession, his response is passionate and funny.

Opinion about the main character: John is a sweet guy, who really needs a relationship to cure his loneliness. Reilly owns all roles like this, and he's terrific at making us like him.

The review of this Movie prepared by R.W. Hainline a Level 29 Superb Fruit-Dove scholar

Script Analysis of Cyrus

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   matchbreaker interference Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Parent(s) gone?    -   Dada gone Age group    -   trouble in college

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   small businessman Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing nude male butt    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   A lot of foul language

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