Hot Take: Diablo Cody and Jason Reitman continue to do great work together. Tully is the anti-Mary Poppins. Raw and funny and only occasionally clunky, if it were closer to December, Charlize Theron would be under consideration for an Academy Award nomination… and that’s just because she gained over 40 pounds to perform the role.
Maybe that “Hot Take” is a little too filled with praise. Tully is a solid mid-year flick backed by the talented writer-director team of Diablo Cody and Jason Reitman and headlined by Charlize Theron who is always a delight to watch on screen. As the main character, Theron takes us through the battles of postpartum depression and while the trailer promises a humorous look at the struggles of motherhood, Tully has a much darker timbre. It’s more of a drama than a comedy most of the way through and Theron and co-star Mackenzie Davis (who plays the titular character) work well together in the third film from Cody and Reitman that revolves around growing up. Preceeded by Juno and Young Adult, Tully takes the approach of what happens when you’re forced to grow up.Read More →