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Tully (2018)

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

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Jason Reitman

Writer:

Diablo Cody
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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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
Emily Haine ... Barista
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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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This is a story about motherhood in 2018. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

This film reunited director Jason Reitman, writer Diablo Cody and star Charlize Theron, all of whom previously collaborated on Young Adult (2011). See more »

Goofs

When Marlo is in the hospital bed, she tells Drew she loves him too and the white gauze that is being used to make her lip appear to be swollen can be seen. See more »

Quotes

Tully: I get that.
Marlo: Of course you do.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Blue
Written by Gary Louris, Mark Olson
Performed by The Jayhawks
Published by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp o/b/o itself and Pedal Blue Music
Courtesy of American Recordings under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Examining something rarely seen on-screen
10 May 2018 | by BertautSee all my reviews

Tully tells the story of Marlo (Charlize Theron), a New York suburbanite pregnant with her third child. Her husband, Drew (Ron Livingston) is loving, but somewhat neglectful, showing more interest in playing video games than helping Tully maintain the house and family. Clueless about the pressures of motherhood, he fails to notice when Marlo begins to show signs of post-natal depression. However, shortly after the baby's birth, Marlo's wealthy brother, Craig (Mark Duplass) hires a night nanny named Tully (Mackenzie Davis) to help take some of the pressure off Marlo. Reluctant to embrace the idea at first, Marlo soon forms a tight bond with Tully, who introduces Marlo to a lifestyle she had never imagined.

Tully is one of those films that the less you know about it before seeing it, the better. Featuring committed performances from Theron and Davis, the film is written by Diablo Cody and directed by Jason Reitman, a partnership which also produced Young Adult (2011), in which Theron also starred. There's a definite thematic uniformity between the two films, as if they exist in an almost sliding doors-like relationship to one another. My only real issue with Tully is that the supporting characters are very thinly drawn - Drew, the well-meaning but ineffectual husband, is especially void of substance. Although, to be fair, the nature of the story, to a certain extent, necessitates this. In any case, this is an excellent study of an issue very rarely put on-screen - imperfect motherhood. A word of warning though; neither the poster, nor the trailer do the film any favours whatsoever. It's funny in places, but this is not a comedy.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 2018 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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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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1.85 : 1
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