(I) (2010)

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74

Metascore

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100
Wall Street Journal
A dulcetly crazy, certifiably hilarious and eerily mysterious little comedy.
91
Cyrus cues us to expect it to go over the top, but the film never does. That may be its neatest trick
88
Here is a film that uses very good actors and gives them a lot of improvisational freedom to talk their way into, around and out of social discomfort. And it's not snarky. It doesn't mock these characters. It understand they have their difficulties and hopes they find a way to work things out.
88
Cyrus, the summer's best, most original and crazily inventive comedy, is potently funny and painfully real.
88
Middle-aged romance can be a dicey prospect. And it gets more complicated when children are in the picture. But it gets more complex still if the "child" is actually 21, and creepily meddlesome.
88
Amuses and unnerves in equal measure.
80
The comedy of discomfort that runs through Cyrus is often about several things at once. But the most prevalent emotion in this quirky yet genuine movie is the awkwardness that comes with trying to fit into someone else's life.
80
The filmmakers -- mumblecore moguls, if such a thing can be said to exist -- prefer a squirmy kind of comedy that's all about the awkward situations real people find themselves in. And with these performers, the vibe stays down-to-earth and almost entirely unpredictable.
75
Don't be fooled by the casual style. There is nothing casual about these emotions, or about the talent of these two filmmakers.
75
Hill cuts a hilariously adversarial figure.
60
Insightful but ultimately ponderous entertainment.

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