Is it wrong that I found myself hoping that Cyrus, the “brutally honest comedy” and Sundance entry about a divorcé named John (John C. Reilly) starting a relationship with a woman (Marisa Tomei) whose son, Cyrus (Jonah Hill), creeps him out, turned into a horror film? Hill can look pretty unnerving when he wants to.
With lines like this one from Jonah — “The light is hitting your hair in this great way. It’s like a crippled tree reaching for heaven” — I’m thinking the laughs will be too plentiful for it to be scary. And that Cyrus will be darker/funnier than Step Brothers.