REVIEW: Tully is a triumphant comeback for its director/writer duo


From the man who brought us Juno and Up In The Air comes his best film in a literal decade.

Tully is the story of a mother of three, and the bond she makes with a night-nurse her brother hires to help her with her newborn.

Charlize Theron is absolute fire as the title character, and gives raw, emotional depth to her role. She, writer Diablo Cody and director Reitman all paired for the interesting-but-underwhelming Young Adult.

It’s no surprise that the writing, steady direction and Theron are all on their game here, and their second effort together is an absolute surprise.

Cody and Reitman — who collaborated on Juno — are in perfect tandem here.

Ron Livingston and Mark Duplass give strong supporting performances, and relative newcomer Mackenzie Davis is nothing short of brilliant.

Theron deserves some Globes recognition at least for this, and if summer audiences had any smarts, this would be the sleeper hit of the summer.

Don’t even begin to think you have Tully all figured out, because it will shock you every time.

4/5 Stars


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