Our Tully Review was written by Movie Myla as she shared her experience with all of you during the LA Press Event to help promote this movie to all of you. Many of you followed along on social media, and we really appreciate it. I have the pleasure in seeing the film tomorrow during our Kansas City Advance Screening event.
One of the exciting reasons I am excited to see this movie is because I am a mom and there is so much pressure for me to be a good mom that I often find myself doubting myself to the point of feeling down and depressed. The more time I spend on social media reading about what I should be doing as a mom and reading many others who mom shame to those who get help, get epidurals, decide to formula feed….etc. that it really can bring us down. I am hoping this is a movie that will help bring us up as moms! Please enjoy Myla’s review and feel free to message me after tomorrow evening when I have had the honor to also screen the movie!
by Myla Tosatto
Motherhood is hard. Motherhood at 40 with two elementary age children (one of whom has special needs), a husband with a heavy workload, a full-time job and postpartum depression is especially hard. You know what else is hard? Asking for help. What isn’t hard? Watching the flawless Charlize Theron encompass the role of the harried and stressed Marlo in Jason Reitman’s new dramedy Tully. Marlo finally does reach out for help in the form of a night nanny named Tully played by Mackenzie Davis.
It turns out that Marlo doesn’t just need help with the new baby. She needs help with everything and Tully is there to provide her with it. She helps clean and makes cupcakes, but mostly she helps Marlo feel like her old self. One of the heartbreaking parts of this movie is when her brother Craig (Mark Duplass) gifts her with the night nanny. He says that he just wants his sister back. That part ripped out my heart. The writer, Diablo Cody, knows how to get big laughs and big tears. She isn’t shy here with making you feel ALL of the emotions, sometimes at the same time.
I was lucky enough to see the FOCUS screening of this and then be stuck in L.A. traffic for 45 minutes or so with five other women/mothers. I really needed that time to talk about the movie (and we used every second talking about it, I might add). This is a movie that needs to be discussed afterwards. It is also one that I will need to see again. Tully stays with you long after the credits roll (and not just because I want a “Tully” to come and help me with my life).
So, leave the kids at home, put on your Doc Martins, crank your Cyndi Lauper CD and meet your friends at Tully.*
*If you have never seen Juno, also by Cody and Reitman, do so now. Not only is it one of the greatest films ever made, it will set you up for success with Tully.
Tully will be playing in theaters May 4, 2018.
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).