Tully

Tully

Tully

Mackenzie Davis (The Martian) is Charlize Theron's night nanny in this comedic drama from four-time Oscar-nominated director Jason Reitman and Oscar-winning writer Diablo Cody (who previously teamed up for Juno and Young Adult).

Marlo (Theron), a mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother (Mark Duplass, Safety Not Guaranteed). Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully (Davis).

2018Rating: M, Sex scenes & offensive language96 minsUSA
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Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

First things first, this review is not going to describe Charlize Theron as “brave” because she gained some weight for a role. Theron, a glamorous movie star, plays Marlo, mother of a newborn here, and you know what? That’s ok. Movie stars can be mums, too - in fact, Theron already is. What would have been brave, though, is if screenwriter Diablo Cody and director Jason Reitman had the confidence to tell their story of an everyday woman finding it tough to juggle the demands of being a mother and wife without resorting to cheap narrative tricks - the kind that leave one exiting the cinema feeling let down by Tully’s third act.

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Variety

Variety

"Tully" has its heart (and many other things) in the right place, but by the end you wish it had an imagination finely executed enough to match its empathy.

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Time Out

Time Out

...a major movie about motherhood in which Cody's signature sarcasm has deepened into anxiety, exhaustion and wisdom - she's truly becoming a voice for the ages.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Ms. Theron and Ms. Davis make a pleasurable, watchable pair - Ms. Davis is obviously happy to be the moon to Ms. Theron's sun - but "Tully" isn't really interested in the sustaining joys of female bonding.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Theron looked happier driving across a post-apocalyptic desert with a car of frightened slave girls. The terrifying former high school beauty queen she played in Young Adult would glance at Marlo and sneer.

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Stuff

Stuff

Viewers who can relate to the subject matter may take solace in seeing their experience writ large, and those who cannot will doubtless feel grateful.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Theron will put to rest any doubts about her feel for comedy; the darker the better.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

It's one of the more viscerally accurate portraits of parenthood, and specifically motherhood, that the movies have recently given us.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Packed with more than a couple of possible feminist readings as regards the parenting/career/life question, the often very funny picture entertains while affording its characters their share of no-laughing-matter concerns.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

A rich, rewarding and raggedly honest delight.

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