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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.


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Apr 17, 2021

I thought this was an interesting & effective way to get inside this mother's story. Not sure why so many comments sound dismissive. New or soon to be married couples, parents - or established ones who are so darn busy with work, kids & family - might find this relate-able. Not perfect, but worthy.

Jun 20, 2020

A mother gets overwhelmed when her third child arrives. Simultaneously, her husband seems to have drifted away such that their life as a couple seems to be disintegrating. Since the story is constructed as somewhat unreal, I am not sure which feeliings are related in reality.

Mar 10, 2020

This film was too weird, disturbing and bleak for me. The film was somewhat controversial for reasons I won't disclose so as not to spoil the movie. I really find it hard to believe that the husband could be that clueless about what was happening in his household. I don't think I liked the personalities of anyone in the film, especially the sister-in-law and school representative....both seemed condescending to me. Boring ending as well. Mackenzie Davis was an interesting actress.

Jan 03, 2020

Patchy premise, glib, unbelievable characters, and Cody’s script needed some tightening. I really like “Juno” and Reitman’s “Up In the Air” is durable modern screwball, but “Tully” lacks the seemingly earned heartache of those two. This is irrational irascibility. Did enjoy that versh of “You Only Live Twice” though.

Aug 23, 2019

Interesting idea, when it's sticking with the story it appears to be. However, the twist ending completely veers into an odd direction that truly doesn't make sense, if compared to occurrences throughout the film. Charlize Theron is good.

Mar 26, 2019

It’s billed as “hilarious”. Hmmm. I don’t think so. Tully, I think, is Marlo’s (Charlize Theron) past “fun” life. Growing up is difficult. Duh.
I agree with wiredonjava who wrote earlier: "Lesson learned: If you suffer from post-partum depression, a bar's not going to help you."

Mar 11, 2019

We watched and found it interesting, took a while to understand then the ending cleared it up.
Defiantly a net flick, not one for guys. I was for shutting it off but then pleased that Barbra suggested we see it to the end. I gave it a 3 because for me that says its a cut above an average movie because of the good acting.

Feb 19, 2019

This is not a comedy or "hilarious," as the DVD cover suggests. This is however a sincere attempt to show how one person deals with postpartum depression, written by Diablo Cody (Juno: 2007), with a stellar cast along with an excellent performance by Charlize Theron (The Cider House Rules: 1999; Reindeer Games: 2000; Monster: 2003; Mad Max: Fury Road: 2015; Atomic Blonde: 2017), and Mackenzie Davis (What If: 2013; The Martian: 2015; Blade Runner 2049: 2017). Partially filmed in Vancouver, however did not recognize any features, so may have been in a studio.
Bonus material has interviews by actors and writer about the films meaning.

Dec 11, 2018

We should all connect with our Tully.

Dec 09, 2018

I watched it twice, and still didn't like it.The only thing I took from it was how emotionally distant she was with her kids and husband because of her day to day family chore grind. The whole threesome stuff and others seem unnecessary. I also don't understand why her wealthy brother hired her a night nanny, and the nanny was also considered as an imaginary one. I didn't like the story line but the actors did their best. It's not worth all the hype though.

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Sep 11, 2018

Hey, kiss good night. She'll be different in the morning.
-That's sweet.
No. She will. She'll grow a little overnight. So will we.
Yeah, but you pretty much are the baby. I mean, even though this one's been earth-side for three weeks, her DNA is still inside of you.
- Right, yeah.
No, actually her cells will hang around in your bloodstream for years, and though Mia here will be her own person someday, right now she's still very much an extension of you. She knows your smell, your voice, your heartbeat. And you know her better than anyone. I mean, you built her from the toes up.
If I'm older, why are you so much wiser?
-Because I'm 26. All I have is time to think about stuff. Such a shame you're gonna forget it all after three pregnancies.

Sep 11, 2018

Spoiler Alert, all the good lines are near the end:

I bet you have big plans. I mean, your 20s are great. They are, but then your 30s come around the corner like a garbage truck at 5:00 AM. Yeah.
What are you gonna do when that cute little butt of yours drops and your feet grow a half a size with each pregnancy, and this whole free spirit thing... it stops being charming. And it just starts to look ugly.
You're convinced that you're this failure, but you actually made your biggest dream come true.
- Oh, my... what?
That sameness that you despise. That's your gift to them. Waking up every day and doing the same things for them over and over. You... are boring. Your marriage is boring. Your house is boring, but that's fxcking incredible!
That's the big dream, to grow up and be dull and constant, and then raise your kids in that circle of safety.


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Jan 20, 2019

To the skeptics of the mom depicted:

Lisa Abramson says that even after all she’s been through – the helicopters circling her house, the snipers on the roof, and the car ride to jail – she still wants to have a second child.

Because, in the beginning, when her daughter was born, Lisa was smitten, just like the mom she’d imagined she would be. She’d look into her baby’s round, alert eyes and feel the adrenaline rush through her. She had so much energy. She was so excited.

“I actually was thinking like, ‘I don’t get why other moms say they’re so tired or this is so hard. I got this,’” she says.

Lisa wanted to be the perfect mom. She was ready to be the perfect mom. She’d been a successful marketing executive for a Silicon Valley tech company and a successful entrepreneur. And that first week after her baby was born, everything was going according to plan. The world was nothing but love.

But even when Lisa did get tired, and she got time to sleep, she couldn’t.

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