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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From the People Who Brought You Juno and Young Adult 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

The film's release date was pushed back a week to avoid competition at the box office with Avengers: Infinity War (2018). See more »

Goofs

Marlo's sweater changes position on her shoulder at her first meeting with the headmistress. See more »

Quotes

Marlo: [Thinking a bartender didn't notice her] Nobody wants to fuck Mommy, OK?
Tully: There's an entire genre of porn dedicated to exactly that.
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Gloria's Step
Written by Scott LaFaro
Performed by The Bill Evans Trio
Published by Orpheum Music
Courtesy of Riverside Music
By permission of Concord Music Group, Inc.
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Fantastic
5 May 2018 | by plasticanimalzSee all my reviews

Charlize was great, as always, and Mackenzie Davis was magical. It's a real-world take on Mary Poppins. Was really looking forward to this film and was not disappointed. Diablo Cody took a darker turn from Juno with Young Adult, which was darkly hilarious, and she again took a stark subject and sprinkled it with hope and a bit of whimsy. The film is not going to make you want to run out and become a mother but it also paints a more real look on how motherhood can be hard, stressful, seemingly impossible at times, but ultimately rewarding. It's not your glossy, magical look on motherhood, falsely advertised in most film and TV. I can't say much more on it without giving away the plot which needs to be seen for itself. But the themes they explore in the film are highly relatable for anyone whether they have kids or not. It will leave you thinking.


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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

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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