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John has given up on romance since it has been seven years since his breakup of his marriage. His ex-wife and her fiance urge him to attend a party with them. John goes and meets a gorgeous woman. The relationship takes off but she seems reluctant about pursuing their relationship. John follows her home and finds she has a 21-year-old son who is not ready to give his mom up to anyone.
Comedy - This is a quirky and sometimes dark comedy aimed at an adult audience.
The ragged filmmaking style may be jarring for some viewers, but fans
of stars John C. Reilly, Jonah Hill, and Marisa Tomei will have plenty
PROFANITY: 20 F-words, 8 S-words, a couple of others. SEX/NUDITY: Brief rear nudity in a sexual context. VIOLENCE: Brief fighting. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Fairly frequent alcohol. ACTION: None COMEDY: Dark humor; some suggestive humor.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Very Good Many who see this movie will leave shaking their heads in puzzlement, having expected something else. But a cadre of viewers who appreciate the offbeat and applaud the chances taken by the Duplass brothers will exit with a smile and maybe even an understated fist-pump.
USA TodayFull Review Very Good What makes this dark comedy work so well is the way in which directors Jay and Mark Duplass build an original story on a broad, even farcical, foundation and leaven it with nuance. It's an edgy, engrossing comedy with an art-house sensibility and mainstream appeal. Amid the laughs, emotional truths loom large for each of its rather odd characters.
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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 (Marisa 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 and 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.