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Tully (2018)

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A struggling mother of three forms an unexpected bond with the night nanny hired to help with her newborn baby.

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Jason Reitman

Writer:

Diablo Cody
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlize Theron ... Marlo
Mackenzie Davis ... Tully
Ron Livingston ... Drew
Asher Miles Fallica ... Jonah
Lia Frankland ... Sarah
Mark Duplass ... Craig
Elaine Tan ... Elyse
Gameela Wright ... Laurie
Tattiawna Jones ... Violet
Stormy Ent Stormy Ent ... Shasta
Maddie Dixon-Poirier ... Emmy
Bella Star Choy Bella Star Choy ... Greta
Dominic Good Dominic Good ... Dash
Joshua Pak ... Dallas
Em Haine ... Barista (as Emily Haine)
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Storyline

The film is about Marlo, a mother of three, including a newborn. Marlo's brother gives her a night nanny as a gift. Hesitant with 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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This is a story about motherhood in 2018. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tully See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,282,610, 6 May 2018

Gross USA:

$9,369,755

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,636,462
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Charlize Theron gained 50 pounds for the role. She adhered to an excessive diet of junk food, processed foods, In-N-Out Burger, and milkshakes. Theron would eat macaroni and cheese at 2 a.m. to help keep on the weight. Theron said that her youngest child had mistaken her for being pregnant, given the extensive weight gain, and that it took a year and a half for her to shed the weight. See more »

Goofs

When Marlo is in the hospital bed, she tells Drew she loves him too and the white gauze that is being used to make her lip appear to be swollen can be seen. See more »

Quotes

Marlo: If I had a dream that didn't come true, I could at least be pissed off at the world. Instead I'm just pissed off at myself.
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Soundtracks

Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Written by Robert Hazard
Performed by Cyndi Lauper
Published by Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
Courtesy of Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Fantastic
5 May 2018 | by plasticanimalzSee all my reviews

Charlize was great, as always, and Mackenzie Davis was magical. It's a real-world take on Mary Poppins. Was really looking forward to this film and was not disappointed. Diablo Cody took a darker turn from Juno with Young Adult, which was darkly hilarious, and she again took a stark subject and sprinkled it with hope and a bit of whimsy. The film is not going to make you want to run out and become a mother but it also paints a more real look on how motherhood can be hard, stressful, seemingly impossible at times, but ultimately rewarding. It's not your glossy, magical look on motherhood, falsely advertised in most film and TV. I can't say much more on it without giving away the plot which needs to be seen for itself. But the themes they explore in the film are highly relatable for anyone whether they have kids or not. It will leave you thinking.


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