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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.

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Sian Heder

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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

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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

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Carolyn is drinking from a white cup, which strangely changes to a blue cup at 1:36:42. See more »

Quotes

Margo: Am I a horrible person?
Margo: We're all horrible; we're all people.
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Connections

Featured in Conan: Allison Janney/Nate Diaz/Autolux (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Pacin' the Floor
Written by Charles Edward Hicks Jr. (as Charles Hicks) & Peanut Butter Wolf (as Chris Manak)
Performed by Charles Edward Hicks Jr. (as Charizma) & Peanut Butter Wolf
Courtesy of STONES THROW RECORDS
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Beautifully made movie. Almost perfect!
31 July 2016 | by ArtAestheticsSee all my reviews

WOW! After a long time I saw a movie where I couldn't take my eyes or ears off a single frame.

The story as such isn't anything new. Each character is something we've seen before. The magic of this movie is in the way the story is told. The dialog, the characters, the acting, the pauses, and the music all comes together in just the right amount of drama, never going overboard in this highly emotional story.

It has brilliantly portrayed and written flawed characters. Ellen Page is simply phenomenal as Tallulah, a young woman living on the fringe with a golden heart but a messed up mind. Allison Janney as the scorned, sad, bitter wife also with a kind heart makes you feel for her. Tammy Blanchard as an unworthy mother, and a extremely flawed woman, yet with a good heart underneath manages to make you sympathetic towards her despite her apparently unforgivable flaws.

Oh and how I LOVE Uzo Aduba! She steals her scenes in a small part. She's simply amazing.

I also loved the end. It wasn't all hunky dory yet each character finds something worth fighting for and worth living for, despite their hopelessness.


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