We were fortunate enough to see Tully at a screening last week.
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 mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her 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).
I took my friend with me to see Tully and I’m glad I did. What I was expecting was going to see a comedy. Tully does have funny parts to it but it’s not like the kind of comedy where you are laughing so hard you are crying. The humor is much more sarcastic and I want to use the word sardonic. Overall, I did like the movie. Tully was full of realism. From the very beginning you could tell that this mother was depressed. She was doing everything by herself and still feeling like a failure. She has full on depression and is about to have a new baby which makes things even harder.
I suffered from Post-Partum depression and that was the beginning of my blog. MomStart started to help me have an outlet to get out of my depression. I did that, took some medicine and found a moms support group. The combination of these things helped me and my children survive. In Tully, it’s surprising how she gets out and the ending was shocking! I never expected it to end that way.
I recommend that moms go see this movie, I do not recommend that you take children. This is not a family friendly movie. This movie is so real and has some inappropriate scenes in it. I think dads need to see Tully too. I have a feeling dads aren’t going to go see it, but it sheds a light on how women deal or don’t deal with taking care of children. We are strong, but being a mother is a full time no support kind of job. It’s hard, it’s rewarding but it’s hard. So go see Tully and take your husband or mother. It would be a great way to spend Mother’s Day.