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A mother of three, including that of a newborn is gifted a night nanny by her brother. Marlo is hesitant to accept the gift at first but she comes to form a bond with the thoughtful, surprising and sometimes challenging young nanny named, Tully.
Being a mom is hard. Especially that of a newborn. Little sleep is to be had, there’s hardly any time for self-care – let alone a hot shower. What most people don’t tell you is that when you become a mom, it’s really easy to lose your sense of self. When all of the hours in your day are occupied with taking care of others, there’s no time for self-reflection. In fact, to make time for yourself you really have to schedule it in. Make it a priority.
I’m really looking forward to this film! It’s from the writer, Diablo Cody who gave us Juno and the director Jason Reitman who also directed Up in the Air (2009) and Juno (2013). Tully takes a realistic look at motherhood. It’s never mentioned in the movie, but it takes a look at post-partum depression and other mental illness. This is something that has been taboo to talk about but I’m happy to say, with social media, mental illness is being talked about more and without shame attached. I’m eager to see Charlize Theron play the mother, Marlo. She gained 50 pounds for the role which took her a year and a half to shed after filming!
Now, this one is RATED R. This includes scenes with nudity, sex, violence and profanity. There is quite a bit in the way of sexual scenes and references. I would say that’s the primary reason for the R rating. If sex scenes make you squeamish or sex related talk, this may not be the film for you. I would NOT bring the kids to this one. It takes an in depth, very close intimate look into Marlo’s life, and that includes showing her breast while breastfeeding, scenes of labor and sexual talk with her husband and nanny among other things.
That being said – I hope that doesn’t turn you away. It’s an honest look at motherhood. It’s not covered in frills and dreamy pink cheeked babies. It’s the spilled breastmilk and spit up. It’s what a mom feels after childbirth and how she comes out on the other side. How Marlo’s relationship with her husband is affected. I’m eager to see a film like this that shows the scars of a family and the truths and revelations that come out during their journey.
See you at the movies!