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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.


Sian Heder


Sian Heder
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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


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


Comedy | Drama | Romance


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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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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


During the subway scene there's an ad for an upcoming game of soccer of the Copa America between Chile and Perú, that sets the date of the movie around Jun 29, 2015. The security camera footage from the elevator shows Jun 8, 2015. See more »


When Lu is waiting for the train, we see a red light approaching, indicating a new train, but then the doors open and we see the orange seats of an old car. When the doors close again, we see the blue seats of a new train. See more »


Detective Richards: So you make a habit of taking toddlers into protective custody?
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Follows Mother (2006) See more »


Guilty as Charged
Written by Andrew Balogh
Performed by Adryon Gross
Courtesy of CORD Worldwide
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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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