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4th May
2018
written by Adam

Mother of three, Marlo (Charlize Theron), is exhausted and exasperated. Receiving little help from her caring but absent husband Drew (Ron Livingston), Marlo’s brother Craig (Mark Duplass) makes the offer to pay for a night nanny to assist in duties around the house; an unwelcome concept at first, the idea eventually grows legs and before long spritely Tully (Mackenzie Davis) arrives to lend the perfect hand. Rested, Marlo begins to re-discover herself through Tully’s eyes, a vivid reflection of her own self or is it? The mind is a terrible thing to waste. Directed by Jason Reitman and Written by Diablo Cody this psychological journey into the self dances somewhere along the lines of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and Fight Club. With the impeccable wit and tongue of Cody at the wheel and keen eye of Reitman behind the glass the pair effectively create something that feels authentic and organic, relishing in awkward moments and the points that make us fallible, human, and relatable. Intelligent in its construction through and through high praise goes to the ensemble for their deft ability to carefully take the shape of each complex and interesting character, sharp glances to heavy sighs, not a touch seems out of place. Perfect date material or early mother’s day plans perhaps, all parties win. Tully is rated R.

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