Tully – the modern Marry Poppins

This third collaboration between Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody did not diminish their talent in compelling visual storytelling from a sharp script. Say what you will about Charlize Theron and the choices of roles she picked in her career, this talented actress really dived into each role with gusto and disappear into the characters like a master magician. So much so, this time around, it took her a year and a half to shed the 50 lbs she gained for this movie. For the first time in her life, she plunged into depression in the process while trying to lose all that weigh after filming is over. The result of her weight gain for this role is striking. Gone is the glamorous and ass-kicking Charlize Theron we used know and love, replaced by an over extended suburban mother of two who is about to give birth to a third child. Things got very stressful for a while until the night nanny hired by her brother came to the rescue. From then on, her quality of life improved and the comedy aspects and Diablo Cody’s signature sharp dialogue really shone. This movie is not just your simple suburban housewife tale of woes and the young woman who rescued her from her miserable life of mothering. This is much more than that. To give away the twist in the third act is akin to giving away the secret to The Infinity War. It’s that crucial in the story line. Suffice to say that this is an enjoyable movie that never bored me in the slightest througout it’s swift 95 minutes run time.
It is also worth noting that this movie is also produced by Charlize’s production company, Denver & Delilah (named after her two dogs).