Every new parent knows the struggle of the first few months with a new child. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first, your second or even third baby. The constant crying, the changes in your life and the dynamic change in your relationships around you. In Focus Features new film, Tully the movie takes a look at the life of a mom, Marlo, who is is gifted a night nurse for the birth of her third child. While she originally rejects the idea of bringing the other woman into her life, Marlo begins to regain control of her life and the person she use to be.
While Tully tackles important issues it does move slowly throughout. Don’t go into this movie thinking it will be a light hearted movie and comedy. There is a true bond that is shown between Marlo and Tully and a friendship that is formed. Tully almost seems too perfect and in some ways she is. You are able to see how Tully helps Marlo through some of the toughest moments raising her children.
The movie does have a twist that no one sees coming, and an amazing cast. However, the slow pace of the movie may be a put off for a lot of people. Leaving our screening we heard several men say they could not relate to the movie and it was not one they’d ever want to see again. The movie is heavily focused on women, motherhood and the trials a woman may go to and may not be relate-able to everyone. However, even without children, some of the struggles are ones that are universal and that women of a certain age group will nod in solidarity to. The ending however, left us struggling for any real resolution since consequences were not discussed or acted on.
Tully will be in theaters on May 4th.
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Focus Features will release Tully in theaters on May 4th, 2018
Story: A new comedy from Academy Award®-nominated director Jason Reitman (“Up in the Air”) and Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (“Juno”). Marlo (Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron), a mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother (Mark Duplass). Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully (Mackenzie Davis).
Director: Jason Reitman (“Juno,” “Up in the Air,” “Young Adult”)
Writer: Diablo Cody (“Juno,” “Young Adult”)
Cast: Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass, and Ron Livingston
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