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Tully Shows The Frailty of Humanity

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Submitted by Joel on Wed, 05/16/2018 - 20:35
Rating
7

I love movies like this. If you enjoy character studies about people pushed to their capacity (and sometimes beyond), then you'll enjoy this movie. Having kids is rough, I'm told. But no other source has gone into it as deeply as does Tully. How far can a person push themselves in the name of love? What is the impact on the individual when community stops helping with one of the most important and taxing tasks?

Tully follows a mother on the verge of a breakdown. She's pregnant with her third child and barely able to keep up with the other two. Her husband helps but doesn't quite grasp how far she's gone downhill. Her brother offers to get a nanny, and eventually, she accepts. In comes Tully. Insightful and helpful and a godsend. But will her quirky ways overshadow her usefulness? 

This movie delves into the psyche of motherhood. We used to come together and help raise a child, but in this age of isolation and independence, it's seen as a flaw to ask for help. I love the questions posed by this movie, if you couldn't tell. This is definitely my kind of movie. Deep and thoughtful and well-done. I think it's a must-see for anyone that likes a good thinker. It's also really funny and emotional. It has almost everything you could ask for in a movie except explosions and a chase scene. I really enjoyed it, though. And if you do, too, then you're my kind of movie lover!