- Dec 21, 2002
- Real Name
- Jake Lipson
Tagline: See how the mother half lives.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director: Jason Reitman
Cast: Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass, Ron Livingston, Colleen Wheeler, Elaine Tan, Maddie Dixon-Poirier, Asher Miles Fallica, Lia Frankland, Bella Star Choy, Crystal Lonneberg, Emily Haine, Katie Hayashida, Marceline Hugot, Michael Patrick Lane, Elfina Luk, Joshua Pak, Gameela Wright, Candus Churchill, Shade Rupe, Stormy Ent, Tattiawna Jones, John Shaw, Kevin Clash, Kiff VandenHeuvel, Fran Brill
Runtime: 96Plot: Marlo, a mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother. Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging nanny named Tully.
I did a search thinking that there would already be a thread for this movie but couldn't find one.
Tully is the new movie directed by Jason Reitman and written by Diablo Cody, who of course previously collaborated on Juno and Young Adult. This one has Charlize Theron as Marlo, an overworked, stressed-out mom of two (then three, since she's pregnant at the beginning of the film) who hires a night nanny, Tully (Mackenzie Davis) to take care of her baby so she can get some sleep.
I saw it this afternoon and thought it was great, but to elaborate on the plot would constitute spoilers for one of the most carefully written things I've seen in a while. So I mostly wanted to start this thread to suggest that people check the movie out.
Its $3.1 million gross in sixth place this weekend suggests that it's not clicking with audiences to a major degree, and even though I thought it was great, the predominantly older audience that did show up this afternoon was extremely vocal on the way out (and in some parts, during the movie) about how weird they thought it was for reasons I don't want to spoil.
I think the smart play for this film would have been a limited release rollout in art houses, which Focus Features has done successfully many times before, but it's gone wide and is playing in my big multiplex across the hall from Infinity War. I think releasing it this way is equivalent to throwing it to the wolves, which is a mistake. If it had gone limited, I doubt I would have seen it this quickly into its release, but I do think that would have been better for the movie.
So...see it while you can. It's really good.