It's bad enough to be dating when you're middle aged. But in the new comedy Cyrus, poor John (John C. Reilly) is trying to start up a relationship with the warm, smart, beautiful Molly (Marisa Tomei) and having to deal with her clingy, fully grown son, Cyrus (Jonah Hill). It's hard enough to win over a manipulative toddler, pretty much impossible when the kid's old enough to drink and drive, not to mention his mom's best friend.
While Cyrus may not be your typical 21-year-old, he's got plenty of big-screen company — not surprising, really, given the comedy gold of immature hijinks fueled by disposable income (and reality). From these swollen man-child ranks, we've picked our favorites.See Top 10 Man-Child Movies >> Posted 06.17.10 by reelz
It's a movie industry truism that when times are tough, the hoi polloi long to see Hollywood millionaires falling off rooftops and smacking each other around. During The Great Depression, Reuters reminds us, "families flocked to madcap movies by Laurel and Hardy, the Marx Brothers, and the Three Stooges." This year, the beneficiaries of our financial woes have included Tropic Thunder, Step Brothers, and Get Smart. And now, of course, Four Christmases is the current box-office champ. Which can only lead to the frightening conclusion that audiences are even more desperate now for a laugh than when they were sleeping in cardboard boxes and surviving on sandwiches made out of old newspapers. Indeed, as long as Four Christmases is the country's #1 hit, we're officially in The Even-Greater Depression. Posted 12.05.08 by reelz
This summer's surprise blockbuster Wanted, starring Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy, headlines this week's robust crop of new DVD releases. Also debuting on DVD today: Disney's fantasy epic The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, based on the second chapter of C.S. Lewis' acclaimed book series; the Will Ferrell/John C. Reilly buddy comedy Step Brothers; Ice Cube's inspirational sports movie The Longshots; and the summer sci-fi flop The X-Files: I Want to Believe. Posted 12.02.08 by reelz
Mary Steenburgen is playing a lot of funny moms these days, including in the Will Ferrell/John C. Reilly comedy, Step Brothers, coming out this month and the holiday comedy, Four Christmases.
"In Four Christmases, both Vince (Vaughn) and Reese (Witherspoon) have divorced parents and they finally after years of avoiding everyone's home at Christmas have to go to all four Christmases," Steenburgen explains. "My house, I'm her mom who goes through boyfriends like crazy, and each time I have a new boyfriend I become completely like whoever that boyfriend is. So every time she doesn't know who she's coming home to."
"My current boyfriend at that time is Dwight Yoakam, who is a pastor at a New-Agey church with a Britney headset and dry ice," she continues. "I'm completely his groupie. Just an absolute devotee. So that's who Reese has to come home with her."
Sounds funny, indeed.
Mary Steenburgen can next be seen in Step Brothers, opening on July 25. Posted 07.14.08 by reelz
Not only is superman Judd Apatow producing anotherWill Ferrell comedy, but they're stocking up on cast members. Step Brothers, which will be directed by Ferrell favorite Adam McKay, will star Ferrell and John C. Reilly as best friends/step brothers/general shmoes. Mary Steenburgen (Parenthood) and Adam Scott (Knocked Up) have just signed on for supporting roles.
Dance funny men, dance! Posted 08.25.07 by reelz