Cyrus is one of those great little indie gems that's been slowly gathering buzz over the past year or so. This site has reviewed it no less than three times so far -- Katey at Sundance, me at South by Southwest, and Eric this past summer -- and it's telling that all three of those reviews were positive. On the surface, the story by indie darlings the Duplass Bros. looks like something we've all seen a dozen times: Recently divorced John (John C. Reilly) meets and falls for single mom Molly (Marisa Tomei), and things have all the makings of a happily-ever-after. Then John meets Molly's twenty-something, live-at-home son, Cyrus (Jonah Hill), whose initial politeness is soon shoved aside to make room for threats and pathological behavior. But while the set-up is old hat, the strength of the performances makes everything feel fresh. The whispered confrontation between Reilly and Hill about halfway through still stands as one of my favorite scenes of the year.

For the vast majority of you who don't frequent film festivals, you'll get your chance to see what I'm talking about when Cyrus hits Blu-ray ($39.99) and DVD ($29.98) December 14th. This isn't a movie that cries out for high-definition, so you'll be just fine opting for the DVD is money is tight. Nor will the bonus features be a deciding factor, because both versions include the same miniscule selection of two alternate scenes: "Cyrus at Party" and "Puppet Movie." Not exactly bursting at the seams, but trust me -- the movie's definitely worth seeing.

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