Tully (2018): Movie Review

Happy late Mother’s Day everybody! Today’s movie is about Mums casually talking about committing suicide in front of their kids.

Pre Ramble: So I saw this mother’s day type movie called Tully 10 days after Mother’s Day & I saw this with my Mum & there were a few mothers in my theatre & I’ve just ran out of things to say that something to do with mums. I think the last mother’s day type movie I saw was Mars Need Mums & that movie looked terrifying. I came into this one expecting nothing & what I got… Well I just hope Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again is better than Ocean’s 8. (Take a pick at which one is going to be more tolerable than the other)

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That’ll stick with me tonight

The Plot: The movie follows Marlo (Charlize Theron) who’s just given birth to her third child & life for her isn’t great. When her successful brother hires her a night nanny is when she meets the title character Tully (Mackenzie Davis). Very shortly after Marlo starts to think Tully is her Savior & they form a very close friendship.

General Thoughts: For the last month or so I got very unlucky with dumpster fire movies like Truth or Dare which was just unintentionally hilarious, That Guernsey Literary movie which was just boring & I Feel Pretty which just made me stupider. But luckily with these last few superheroes movies that have been pretty entertaining I’ve finally found a movie that I actually really enjoyed. Tully is a really good movie. It’s got a good story, it’s something people can relate too & it’s a very touching that does a great job at showing the relationship between two characters.

We Are Family: The first 20 minutes of the movie shows Marlo’s family there is a dad who has works a lot & ignores his wife. They have two kids & a baby & one of them is very different to the other kids & doesn’t fit in with the other kids. I knew a kid who went through something similar to the one in this movie including the mum who had to deal with this young boy just like Marlo in this movie except less kids & no dad. This boy grew up to be a very lonely guy who types on a keyboard all day & complains about stuff in a hope that someone will finally take him seriously. Who also apparently talks in third person?

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Life Ain’t That Good Here

So anyway no matter who you are you’re going to find something to relate to. Marlo is a house mum who is always depressed & is always on edge. Charlize Theron is amazing in this movie & it’s very easy to identify with her & her situation &I think she even deserves an Oscar Nom. Her relationship with Tully is also very good but I’ll get more into that in a bit. The movie flows very nicely & it does a great job at showing this realistic family. This movie also has some of the best montage sequences I’ve ever seen especially the one where Marlo has to constantly get out of bed & take care of her baby then showing her day cycle where none of her family seems to notice how depress she is. Mums I finally know your pain. Jason Reitman (The Director) & Diablo Cody (The Writer) who has made three similar movies like this together did a really good job at crafting this movie together who both deserves a good pat on the back.

Tully: Let’s talk about the title character who is like Mary Poppins but for Mums & babies. Tully is a young free-spirited girl who is in college & dates tons of guys while playing super babysitter by night & Marlo used to be like that until she popped out three miracles. The best scenes in the movie is seeing Marlo & Tully bond & how they play off each other & how they express their two different views on the world. Mackenzie Davis is also great in this movie she deserves a nom. It’s nice seeing that her involvement in these people’s lives affects & makes them happier & they feel like trying things they couldn’t before. But when we start to learn more about Tully is when the movie starts to fall apart for me. Without giving too many details away about the ending of this movie it can be hard to grasp at first. You can figure out what they’re going for but then things start to get all muddled & things start to make no sense. If you see the movie you’ll probably understand what I mean. Other than that I don’t really have much else to complain about expect the dad is the worst dad I’ve seen so far this year.

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Mary Poppins Stares in Awe

Final Thoughts: Deadpool 2 wasn’t king for long because now this movie is my favourite movie I’ve seen so far this year. It’s a 9/10 for me it’s an excellent movie it would’ve been a ten if the ending didn’t mess everything up, I think I’ll need a rewatch when comes out on DVD to make my final decision. But if you haven’t seen it I cannot recommend it enough especially for Mum’s watch this instead of those Mamma Mia movies. (Trust me this is better)

Those are my thoughts on Tully if you agree or disagree please let me know in the comments. If you can share it with your loved ones that would be great and if you haven’t notice I’m a huge fan of movies & TV Shows and I’m willing to suffer for my audience so let me know on what I should review next. (The Blockbusters are coming first with Solo: A Unnecessary Story I’ll see that next week then I’ll take a look at Jurassic World 2: Give us more of your money, Ocean’s Women & then Mamma Mia: Do We Really Need This Again)

Thanks for reading this review and I’ll see you again in the next review.

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