Television and movies tend to stereotype the role of Mom and Dad. It’s nothing new, it’s been the way of life throughout cinematic history. Even my children recognize that mothers are portrayed in charge, healers, the mage of wisdom. The counterparts, fathers, are typically goofy, clueless and the breadwinner.
Perhaps, if we each were to scrape mothers/fathers down to the skeletal core we would come also to this conclusion. Erase the tension, the grit, the poignant memories that are the backbones of our family.
Tully is a film showcasing the talents of Charlize Theron. A storyline that takes place after the birth of her third child. It’s a film I can relate to, with the same feelings I felt after giving birth to my third child.
Be warned, it’s not a film that idealizes motherhood. It’s raw. It’s real. It’s probably touching on emotions and thoughts every mother has felt whether for a moment or what seemed like an eternity.
A new comedy from Academy Award®-nominated director Jason Reitman (“Up in the Air”) and Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (“Juno”). Marlo (Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron), a New York suburbanite, and mother of three including a newborn is gifted a night nanny by her wealthy brother (Mark Duplass). Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully (Mackenzie Davis).
You might be surprised to learn who Charlize Theron’s real-life Tully is:
Director: Jason Reitman (“Juno,” “Up in the Air,” “Young Adult”)
Written by: Diablo Cody (“Juno,” “Young Adult”)
Starring: Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass, and Ron Livingston
Running Time: 94 Minutes
Charlize Theron shares thoughts on Parenting:
Tully is a movie for all the moms that need a break. Tully recognizes sometimes you need someone to take care of you!