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Tully (2000)

R  |   |  Drama  |  14 April 2000 (USA)
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Tully Coates, Jr., with his good looks and chiseled body, is the local heartthrob, and while he has a new girlfriend virtually every night, he's incapable of getting close to anyone. His ... See full summary »

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Earl Coates
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Tully Coates Jr.
Bob Burrus ...
Tully Russell Coates Sr.
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Ella Smalley
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Wendy Adams
Joe Smalley ...
Brad
Tim Driscoll ...
Clarence Heiting
Aaron Zavitz ...
Chuck
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Dexter
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April Reece
Vivek Kumar ...
Essa
John Durbin ...
Marshall
V. Craig Heidenreich ...
Burt Hodges
Natalie Canerday ...
Claire
Kathryn Gayner ...
Irene Duffy (photos)
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Tully Coates, Jr., with his good looks and chiseled body, is the local heartthrob, and while he has a new girlfriend virtually every night, he's incapable of getting close to anyone. His younger brother Earl, the shy and sensitive type, frequents the local revival house. The only common bond between these disparate siblings is Ella Smalley, an intelligent and even-tempered young woman who returns to their Nebraska hometown to intern at a local veterinarian's clinic. Meanwhile, their father, Tully, Sr., a rancher who gets by with the help of his two sons, carries a brooding sadness, a hint of past wounds too long in healing. The family dynamic is changed forever when several secrets surface. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Rated R for language and some sexual content
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$21,162 (USA) (1 November 2002)

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$433,264 (USA) (28 March 2003)
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It was originally titled "The Truth About Tully" but was changed when Jonathan Demme's The Truth About Charlie (2002) was announced to be released around the same time. See more »

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Tully: You know what? Why don't you just go fuck yourself?
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10 December 2004 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

Was it great acting or great directing or a great script that made this film work so well? The people in the movie Tully are not one dimensional, they are real people. I loved all of them. The way the father pursed his lips.

The way Tully sometimes looked handsome, sometimes plain. The way Ella gave just the right thing at the right time. The way the clerk cheerfully bantered. The way Earl corrected Tully's misremembering. The town sleaze's greasy humor. I wish I knew any of them, even April! :) The main thing that struck me about Tully is the trueness of the dialog. It was minimal, the way people really are, shown from the outside in, without being corny. Everyone gave great performances. The movie is special. Hope I see more of every actor in this film, all of whom were new to me. All were MEMORABLE. That says a lot because I think I have early Alzheimers! Too bad this movie wasn't a hit. I wish I lived on a farm and/or had this kind of sensitive, nuanced experience everyday! Unpretentious.


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