‘Tully’ Bullet Point Review

Using bullet points, I’m going to give you my thoughts on what could possibly be Diablo Cody’s best movie since ‘Juno’….‘Tully’!


  • Looking at some of the old looking appliances around Marlo’s (Charlize Theron) home mixed with some newer stuff got me wondering what year does this movie take place in?
  • The night in bed with Marlo, Tully (Mackenzie Davis) and Drew (Ron Livingston) felt weird and out of left field until the end came
  • I didn’t see the twist at the end coming but once you start looking at little things that were happening up until the reveal, it all makes sense
    • Made me enjoy the movie much more
    • The way they treated Marlo’s “crazy” moment of creating a fake person was very mature and not made to seem like something was genuinely wrong with her besides being exhausted from being a mom
    • The best twists are ones that you didn’t see coming even when all the clues are subtly there
  • The script wasn’t out of this world by Cody but she showed her talent with how the twist was handled during the whole movie
  • Theron was solid giving off believable emotions of an exhausted mom who is trying to seem stable nonchalantly but, inside, is going crazy
  • To Sum it Up: The set up was cool but when the full story is realized in the end, I found much more respect for what I just watched

RATING: Would Accept as a Gift


P.S. I have returned to my rating scale that I used to use but with a slight update. There are four different levels. Below is each level in order from best to worse and what each one means.

Must Own = A movie that is so good that I must add it to my Blu-ray collection when it comes out.

Would Accept as a Gift = I enjoyed the movie but don’t necessarily have to buy it (especially if I don’t have the funds to) myself but I would take it if someone bought it for me.

Might Stream = A movie that if I have the urge to watch again then I’ll just stream it from somewhere

Never See Again = Very simple. I don’t want to ever see this movie again.


(Photo Credit: David Ehrlich – https://www.indiewire.com/2018/01/tully-review-jason-reitman-diablo-cody-charlize-theron-sundance-2018-1201921773/; Kimberly French/Focus Features LLC.)

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