As amazing as it is to carry and raise your little ones, there are challenges you face as a mother that are extremely trying, stressful, and even heartbreaking. Finally, it seems like Hollywood has green-lit a movie that nails that reality in a poignant, memorable, oh-so-honest way: Tully, directed by Jason Reitman and written by Diablo Cody who also worked together on Juno and Young Adult. A new trailer premiered this week, and it's proof that the film offers a truly on-point take on #momlife.
Charlize Theron stars as Marlo, a mom of two expecting her third who's, understandably, overwhelmed. She's coping with the day-to-day sigh-inducing moments of life with little ones, like spilled breast milk, dropping her phone and waking her infant, and being asked by her son, "Mom, what’s wrong with your body?”
In order to help his overwhelmed sister, Marlo's brother, played by Mark Duplass, gifts her a night nurse named Tully, portrayed by Mackenzie Davis. That's when Marlo has to warm up to the idea of letting someone in and allowing Tully to help her. In one all too relatable scene, Marlo admits she is "not used to people doing things for her." And in another emotional moment, Tully encourages Marlo to think about her frustrations and emptiness in a different way, saying that through the family she's created she has "actually made her biggest dreams come true."
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In short, circle Tully's release date—April 20—on your calendar. The film clearly has a powerful message about motherhood that's not to be missed.