Oscar winner Marisa Tomei is best known for her award winning performance in the now-classic comedy My Cousin Vinny, opposite Joe Pesci. Since then, the actress has made quite a career for herself starring in dramatic independent films such as In the Bedroom and The Wrestler with Mickey Rourke, both of which earned her Academy Award nominations. Now the actress returns with the new independent comedy, Cyrus, which opens on July 18th and co-stars John C. Reilly, Jonah Hill and Catherine Keener. The film is a quirky comedy about a man who falls in love with a woman and then must deal with her strange twenty-one year old son. We recently had an opportunity to sit down and speak with Marisa Tomei, as well as the film's directors Jay and Mark Duplass, about their new film, it's awkward subject matter and the terrific cast. To watch our exclusive interview please click on the video clips below.
With John's social life at a standstill and his ex-wife about to get remarried, this down on his luck divorcee finally meets the woman of his dreams, only to discover she has another man in her life...Her son. Cyrus takes an insightful, funny and sometimes heartbreaking look at love and family in contemporary Los Angeles. Still single seven years after the breakup of his marriage, John (John C. Reilly) has all but given up on romance. But at the urging of his ex-wife and best friend Jamie (Catherine Keener), John grudgingly agrees to join her and her fiancé Tim (Matt Walsh) at a party. To his and everyone else's surprise, he actually manages to meet someone: the gorgeous and spirited Molly (Tomei). Their chemistry is immediate. The relationship takes off quickly, but Molly is oddly reluctant to take the relationship beyond John's house. Perplexed, he follows her home & discovers the other man in Molly's life: Her son, Cyrus (Jonah Hill). A 21-year-old new age musician, Cyrus is his mom's best friend and shares an unconventional relationship with her. Cyrus will go to any lengths to protect Molly and is definitely not ready to share her with anyone, especially John. Before long, the two are locked in a battle of wits for the woman they both love, and it appears only one man can be left standing when it's over.