A struggling mother of three forms an unexpected bond with the night nanny hired to help with her newborn baby.

Director:

Jason Reitman

Writer:

Diablo Cody
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlize Theron ... Marlo
Mackenzie Davis ... Tully
Ron Livingston ... Drew
Asher Miles Fallica ... Jonah
Lia Frankland ... Sarah
Mark Duplass ... Craig
Elaine Tan ... Elyse
Gameela Wright ... Laurie
Tattiawna Jones ... Violet
Stormy Ent Stormy Ent ... Shasta
Maddie Dixon-Poirier ... Emmy
Bella Star Choy Bella Star Choy ... Greta
Dominic Good Dominic Good ... Dash
Joshua Pak ... Dallas
Em Haine ... Barista (as Emily Haine)
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Storyline

The film is about Marlo, a mother of three, including a newborn. Marlo's brother gives her a night nanny as a gift. Hesitant with the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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The soundtrack features music by Beulahbelle, of which Kaitlyn Dever is a member. She acted in Jason Reitman's previous film Men, Women & Children (2014). See more »

Goofs

Early in the film, an elderly woman looks disapprovingly at the main character ordering a decaf coffee (after telling her that caffeine is bad for the fetus). In fact, caffeine is bad primarily because it raises blood pressure without providing any nutrients to the fetus. This is not the case with decaf coffee. The blood pressure change associated with decaf coffee is not statistically significant and puts the baby at no risk of harm. Theoretically, if a pregnant mother drank dozens of cups of decaf coffee it *might* increase her blood pressure but it is very unlikely (not to mention very difficult to actually achieve that level of consumption). Most experts agree that caffeine is safe during pregnancy if limited to 200 mg or less per day. See more »

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Jonah: Love you, mom.
Marlo: Love you, too, buddy.
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Features Gigolos (2011) See more »

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Runaway
Written by Jason Creasey
Courtesy of Extreme Music
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True for many moms
4 May 2018 | by pamma09See all my reviews

This movie says so much more than what is on the surface. Marlo a mother of 2, with one on the way is handling things just OK. The added stress of a newborn, a special needs kid and a darling girl tries to keep up. And true to life - things start falling apart. Her brother, with whom there is a not the greatest relationship, offers to get her a night nanny and it takes her awhile to take him up on it. And her life changes after first night of good sleep - and she and has a new friend too. She starts being able to handle her sons needs, take care of herself and slowly you learn what is behind it all. Many men and woman (who have not had children) do not understand the post-partum time - it is not easy all the time and with so many things on the plate of a mother with more children - it is hard. I was not prepared for the last part - but I am sure I will be thinking of it for quite awhile. To me a good movie is one that I still think about weeks later. I loved Diablo Cody's writing - again.


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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tully See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,282,610, 6 May 2018

Gross USA:

$9,369,755

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,636,462
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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