Atlanta Film Festival Review: Tully (2018)
From director Jason Reitman and writer Diablo Cody comes Tully (2018), a film that follows Marlo (Charlize Theron), a married mother of two with a third child on the way. When we first meet Marlo, she is pregnant with her third child, and you can tell she is already struggling in her day to day life. Not only is she in the third trimester of pregnancy with her third child, but she is also struggling to keep up with her other two children, one of which has special needs. As the birth of the third child nears, Marlo finds out that her wealthy brother (played by Mark Duplass) has gifted her a night nanny as a baby gift. A night nanny is someone who comes in and stays up with the baby at night, so mom and dad can get some sleep. Marlo is a little weirded out by the concept of having a stranger in her house while she sleeps, so she politely declines. After the baby arrives, Marlo struggles more and more, and after a bit, she decides to give in and calls the night nanny, Tully (Mackenzie Davis). Shortly after Tully arrives, Marlo begins to see the benefits of having a night nanny; her stress level is decreasing and as a result, her day to day life is improving. She is not only thankful for everything Tully does for her family but also begins to form a friendship with Tully who it turns out she has a lot in common with.
Tully (2018) is the film I was most excited to see at this years Atlanta Film Festival. Not only is it directed by one of my favorite directors, Jason Reitman, but it is also written by Diablo Cody who is best known for her outstanding debut film, Juno (2007). As if that weren't enough, Reitman also tosses in the exceptional on-screen talent that is Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass, and Ron Livingston. While the talent both behind and in front of the camera was enough to draw me into the film, what intrigued me even more, was...
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