One of the most anticipated movies of the year for Moms around the country is Tully. Tully is a dramedy (drama & comedy) that showcases the best and toughest moments of motherhood as Marlo begins her life as a mother of a newborn and two school aged children.
This is the first time I have seen a movie so realistically depict the first months of motherhood. Theron brilliantly shows the monotony of getting up, breastfeeding, changing diapers, dropping kids off at school, barely sleeping at night and then doing this routine day in and day out on autopilot. Every passing day Marlo continues to fall apart slowly but surely until Tully, the night nurse her brother has given her as a push gift, comes into her life.
Tully (Mackenzie Davis) feels like the 20-something fairy godmother that every mom of a newborn would want in her life. She brings joy, comfort, ease and no judgement into the space. She also reminds us that new moms need whole mind, body and soul attention while also reminding them of their former life unbound by responsibilities and commitments. She is also the enigma that you finally figure out at the end of the movie…
One of the reasons the movie touches mothers life us in such a deep way is because the screenwriter is Diablo Cody, a mother herself who wrote this movie inspired by her experiences of having three children. This movie will make you dig deep and truly reflect on your postpartum days for weeks after watching this movie. Part of you will wish there was a Tully in your life, part of you will be angry at a couple parts of the movie but we can all relate to the mama bear that Charlize plays and the love she has for her kids in this movie.
Tully is in theater everywhere May 4th