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Tully - Film Review

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by Emily Jayde (subscribe)
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Published May 8th 2018
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Tully is the third movie from Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody, who brought you Juno and Young Adult. The film stars Charlize Theron in a very un-glamorous role as Marlo, a married mum of three struggling with motherhood. The spiralling exhaustion of getting up to her newborn baby, feeding and changing diapers and looking after her other son and daughter, with no sleep and the same routine, all seems too hard.

It does not help that her husband works a lot as well. He does what he can by helping the older children with their homework and entertaining them, but it just isn't enough. He leaves the baby duties to Marlo to handle and can often be found in the bedroom playing video games.

When visiting her wealthy brother, he notices how tired Marlo is and gifts her a night nanny to look after the baby so she can get some sleep. When night nanny Tully (Mackenzie Davis) arrives, it is a huge relief for Marlo as she has time to sleep and an extra hand around the home. Tully is a bubbly twenty-six-year-old who is everything Marlo could have asked for - she cleans the house, bakes cupcakes and is that ear for Marlo to vent most aspects in her life, from kids to her twenties and her non-existent sex life with her husband Drew. Tully and Marlo end up forming a strong bond, which results in them spending a night out drinking and results in a twist you will not see coming.

Tully is a comedy-drama, that takes you on a journey of feeling every emotion. It truly is a feel-good movie that will keep you intrigued and immersed throughout. It's very raw and honest and will have you understanding, laughing and questioning everything you have just seen.
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