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07/16/2010 11:56 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Cyrus (A Mayor Koch Review)

If any movie can put you to sleep, this is the one. It is billed as a comedy but, believe me, it is dead weight from beginning to end. I saw the film with my sister, Pat, at a theater in the lovely town of Montclair, New Jersey. She poked me whenever she saw my eyes closing, making it impossible for me to doze off. As a result, I had to suffer and watch the entire movie.

The four principals are John (John C. Reilly) who has been divorced for several years from his continuing good friend, Jamie (Catherine Keener). Marisa Tomei, a really splendid actress, plays the role of Molly, a single mother with a 21-year-old son, Cyrus (Jonah Hill). Cyrus has a lot of personal problems, primarily related to his relationship with his mother. John meets and is attracted to Molly, which unsettles Cyrus, who enjoys his mother's affection. She, lying above the covers, sometimes sleeps with him in his bed.

None of the familiar Freudian issues are treated seriously. The movie is an absolute waste of your time. For my full review, click the video below.