TULLY (Movie Review)

** out of ****
Rated R
(for strong language and sexuality/nudity)
Released: May 4, 2018
Runtime: 96 minutes
Directed by: Jason Reitman
Starring: Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Ron Livingston, Mark Duplass, Elaine Tan

My review of Tully, for The Tulsa Voice. It’s the new film from the Juno writer/director team of, respectively, Diablo Cody and Jason Reitman (Cody won an Oscar for that screenplay).

Unlike that inspired story with a singular voice about a teen pregnancy, Tully is a contrived look at a mid-40s pregnancy for a woman (Charlize Theron) going through her own midlife crisis, one that real-life moms will find to be either “relatably cathartic or a buzz-killing trigger”, especially as it starts to push provocative buttons and cross boundaries in shocking ways.

To read my full review, click here.

One thought on “TULLY (Movie Review)

  1. From the director of ‘juno’, ‘tully’ is a biting, if contrived, look at motherhood. Well acted and well filmed in every respect with some truly thoughtful moments throughout. Yet for some me reason it’s never as profound as it wants to be.

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