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Tallulah (2016)

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Desperate to be rid of her toddler, a dissatisfied Manhattan housewife hires a stranger to babysit and ends up getting much more than she bargained for.

Director:

Sian Heder

Writer:

Sian Heder
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ellen Page ... Tallulah
Allison Janney ... Margo
Tammy Blanchard ... Carolyn
Evan Jonigkeit ... Nico
Felix Solis ... Manuel
David Zayas ... Detective Richards
Uzo Aduba ... Detective Kinnie
Fredric Lehne ... Russell
Evangeline Ellis ... Madison
Liliana Ellis ... Madison
John Benjamin Hickey ... Stephen
Zachary Quinto ... Andreas
Maddie Corman ... Vera
Eden Marryshow ... Officer Lacey
Oberon K.A. Adjepong ... Cab Driver
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Storyline

An intelligent but feral girl's boyfriend leaves unexpectedly causing her to search for him at his estranged mother's home. The two women begin to bond, finding supportive friendship in each other's troubled lives, changing their outlook forever. Written by Justin Goring

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Life can be a real mother

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Talula See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sian Heder got the idea for the film when she was working as a nanny when she first moved to L.A. See more »

Goofs

When Lu and Maddy are sleeping at Margot's apartment and Margot covers them with a blanket, the toddler is first only in a diaper asleep on her back. She is then shown on her side in a pajama top during a conversation between Margot and Lu. See more »

Quotes

Tallulah: Your Plan depended on other people. People suck, and they'll disappoint you every time.
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Connections

Follows Mother (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Gone Mama
Written by Jim Murphy
Performed by Jim Murphy and The Accents
Courtesy of Fervor Records
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Wonderfully Done Movie That Will Stir Your Heart
10 August 2016 | by pipsquackySee all my reviews

The actors bring these characters to life and you remarkably wind up falling in love with all of them. They became people for me and I will probably think about them for days. I would like to give a special nod to Allison Janney, whom I remember fondly from her "West Wing" days. She is an actress to be treasured. I love seeing real women having real, complex feelings. Her presence in this movie is a gift.

Without rehashing the plot summary, I will simply say that "Tallulah," is an incredibly well written, acted, and directed story about love and connection that I had the pleasure of immersing myself in this afternoon. Not many movies do that for me these days. That is why, after years of using IMDb, before there was such a thing as "an app for that," I have been inspired to write my first ever review here.


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