The Duplass brothers are back with their singular knack: treating us to a tingling, irresistible experience of utter discomfort—suffused with pathos, romance, irony, and a little dollop of horror. This time they intrepidly mine Oedipal terrain to wrestle with stirring, profound questions about the obstacles to human intimacy.
Alone and acutely depressed, having just learned of his ex-wife’s wedding plans, John can’t believe his luck when he encounters beautiful, charming Molly at a party. The two get along famously and launch a passionate affair, until Molly’s 21-year-old son, Cyrus, enters the scene. Will Molly and Cyrus’s deep and idiosyncratic bond leave room for John?
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. —Sundance Film Festival
Jay Duplass, along with his brother Mark, first made a name for himself writing and directing several award-winning short films. His first feature film was the Sundance 2005 breakout hit “The Puffy Chair,” which went on to win the Audience Award at SXSW and receive two Independent Spirit Award nominations. The film was released theatrically by Roadside Attractions and Netflix in 2006. “Baghead,” the brothers’ second feature film, was picked up by Sony Pictures Classics at Sundance 2008 for theatrical and DVD release. Fox Searchlight recently released the Duplass Brothers’ first studio feature, “Cyrus,” starring John C. Reilly, Jonah Hill and Marisa Tomei, which has garnered rave reviews. Their latest project “Jeff, Who Lives at Home,” stars Jason Segal, Ed Helms, and Susan Sarandon. Jay is also a father, husband, runner and documentarian. —IMDb
Mark David Duplass (born December 7, 1976) is an American film director, film producer, actor, and screenwriter. He is the brother of director and writer Jay Duplass.
Duplass was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was raised in a Catholic family, and attended Jesuit High School.
Duplass is married to his co-star on The League, Katie Aselton. Duplass is considered to be one of the founders of the mumblecore aesthetic. He is also the lead singer of the rock band Volcano, I’m Still Excited!!.
Duplass has written, directed, and produced a number of feature films with his brother Jay Duplass.
In 2005 he wrote and produced The Puffy Chair with his brother, in addition to acting as one of the main characters. According to IMDB, he also directed the film with his brother although he was not credited.
The two brothers later wrote, directed, and produced the films Baghead (2008) and Cyrus (2010) together and have a unique style… read more
I'm a big fan of Chatiliez' Tanguy (2001) with André Dussollier and Sabine Azéma so, after 30 minutes of Cyrus, I understood that the Scott brothers, producers of Cyrus, and the Duplass's, directors, drew their inspiration directly from Etienne Chatiliez's little masterpiece. Curiously, Chatiliez's name doesn't appear in the credits. Not very decent, in my opinion. Now, for once, this American remake is accomplished thanks to the performance of the three main characters. Recommended.
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