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Tully (2000)

R | | Drama | 14 April 2000 (USA)
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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Earl Coates
... Tully Coates Jr.
Bob Burrus ... Tully Russell Coates Sr.
... Ella Smalley
... Wendy Adams
Joe Smalley ... Brad
... Clarence Heiting
Aaron Zavitz ... Chuck
... Dexter
... April Reece
Vivek Kumar ... Essa
... Marshall
V. Craig Heidenreich ... Burt Hodges
... 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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Drama

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Rated R for language and some sexual content
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14 April 2000 (USA)  »

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The Truth About Tully  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$21,162, 3 November 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$433,264, 30 March 2003
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1.85 : 1
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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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Shots through the windshield of Tully Jr. driving his Cadillac show the column mounted shift lever in Park. See more »

Quotes

Tully: You know what? Why don't you just go fuck yourself?
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Featured in The 2003 IFP Independent Spirit Awards (2003) See more »

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Everything an Independent film should be
18 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

Tully investigates how the loss of a parent can mark a child and affect the adult they become.

This film earned a rare second viewing. Even with a more critical eye, the performances seemed more than genuine. The tears, glances, body language, and smiles were perfectly rendered and filmed. I blew through the still pictures shown in the opening credits during the 1st showing, but appreciated the story they told with the knowledge I had about the characters with the 2nd look.

Casting kudos for the delicious Anson Mount, the graceful Julianna Nicholson, and the sweet, wounded dad.

Yes, it's a rural-paced film. Don't be in a hurry!


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