Tully

I loved “Juno” when it came out ten years ago. Well written, well acted and beautifully directed it was a uniquely told story. The director, Jason Reitman, and writer, Diablo Cody, made another movie, “Young Adult” back in 2011, and it missed the mark. I thought it was tiresome and meandering. Their latest collaboration is “Tully”, the story of a middle class mother of three, including a new born, who is struggling to survive. A night nurse comes into her life and things change. Charlize Theron stars as the mother very realistically, with bags under her eyes and extra weight. The problem for me was that there wasn’t much to the story and other than the mother and the nanny, there was no character development. There is a twist at the end, but overall I was underwhelmed.

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