CAST: Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass, Ron Livingston DIRECTOR: Jason Reitman CAPTIONED ON WEDNESDAYS | ENDS 5/31
A new comedy from Academy Award (R)-nominated director Jason Reitman ("Up in the Air") and Academy Award (R)-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody ("Juno"). Marlo (Academy Award (R) winner Charlize Theron), a mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother (Mark Duplass). Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully (Mackenzie Davis).
Tully is both bitingly funny and observant-and a quietly radical statement on motherhood, sure to make mothers everywhere feel less alone.Tomris Laffly, Film Journal International
Diablo Cody knows her screenplay had to be innovative enough to make that familiar subject matter compelling. The result will feel slight to some and fresh to others, but, most importantly, it never overstays its welcome.Gregory Ellwood, The Playlist
Packed with more than a couple of possible feminist readings as regards the parenting/career/life question, the often very funny picture entertains while affording its characters their share of no-laughing-matter concerns.John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter