A woman returns to her Orthodox Jewish community that shunned her for her attraction to a female childhood friend. Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality.
A couple off for a romantic weekend in the mountains are accosted by a biker gang. Alone in the mountains, Brea and John must defend themselves against the gang, who will stop at nothing to protect their secrets.
The film is about Marlo, a mother of three including a newborn, who is gifted a night nanny by her brother. Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully.
I knew going into this film that I would love it simply from being able to relate to it. I have a six month old baby and mine too was unplanned. Watching this movie was like looking at a montage of the first few months of being a mom. You're exhausted all the time and like her I was the one doing all the late nights while my husband got to sleep. Sometimes you become so tired you feel as if you're an outsider to your own life and I think this film did a perfect version of expressing that feeling while also expressing the fact that when you become a wife and a mother you're so busy focusing on everyone else you begin to lose pieces of who you were. Without giving away the twist I can say I loved the meaning behind it. The older you get and the more you put others ahead of yourself the more you become a different person and who you were when you were younger seems almost like it didn't happen. It becomes harder to recognize and remember the younger version of yourself because it seems like (and in some ways it was) another life. This film meant so much to me as a mother just starting out because it felt so reassuring to know other women are going through the same experiences particularly never feeling like you're doing well by your kids even though you try so hard every single day. You look at other mothers and think "now there's the perfect mother" when in reality every mother has to go through that phase of life after giving birth when your body is different and you don't feel as attractive and you have to deal with how that affects your marriage and self image. It's just a fantastic film that doesn't try too hard to be it just is. It just is. This is what it's like to be a mother and I've heard some people in reviews say the movie was boring well guess what? That's what makes it real. Real motherhood is not a Real Housewives episode. This is real.
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