Hot off the press from Mother’s Day weekend, Tully is a spectacle that shouldn’t be missed. This film paints a real, raw picture of motherhood and all the sacrifices that comes with it.
Marlo, played by the always incredible Charlize Theron, is a mom of two with one on the way. Her husband, Drew (Ron Livingston), works hard to support his family but is oblivious to his wife, her needs and her happiness. Marlo’s older (and wealthier) brother can tell how exhausted she is before the baby has even arrived so he offers to hire a night nanny for her. Marlo is hesitant at first but soon caves when she realizes she really can’t do it all. That’s when Tully, perfectly portrayed by Mackenzie Davis, arrives to save the day (or night).
This film takes all the glamor out of motherhood and shows what thousands of women go through after they bring life into the world — not just the smiling, happy photos you see on Facebook but the sleepless nights, dirty diapers and spilt breast milk. The night nanny, Tully, not only helps with the baby but helps Marlo realize that there is no way to be a perfect mom but a million ways to be a good one.
This film will make you laugh, make you cry and make you cringe but a surprise ending makes this film come together in a way that you’d never expect. I saw this movie with my mom and if I didn’t appreciate her enough for all she does for me, I appreciate her even more after seeing the real truth behind motherhood. Mom’s deserve all the praise in the world for what they do!
Take a break from all the blockbusters hitting theaters and go watch something real. Tully is in theaters now!