Look for Oedipal antics on the screen this weekend in the quirky 'Cyrus.'

The Fox Searchlight film comes courtesy of Jay and Mark Duplass, the creative team behind mumblecore indies 'Baghead' and 'The Puffy Chair.' 'Cyrus' stars John C. Reilly as John, as a middle-aged single smitten by Molly (Marisa Tomei), who has an unusual attachment to her son, Cyrus (Jonah Hill).

Conflict arises when Molly brings John home and Cyrus is none too pleased. The film becomes a war of wills between John and Cyrus, with Molly stuck in the middle.

The critics are generally mixed in their appraisal. Some laud the Duplasses for taking the film into uncharted -- and emotion provoking -- territory. Others find it a bit too weird, lacking focus and cohesion.

Read what they have to say:
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