Tully

Synopsis: The film is about Marlo, a mother of three including a newborn, who is gifted a night nanny by her brother. Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Jason Reitman
Production: Focus Features
  1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
7.2
Metacritic:
75
Rotten Tomatoes:
87%
R
Year:
2018
95 min
Website
1,196 Views


1

(FAINT CHIRPING OF BIRDS)

(FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING)

(RHYTHMIC THUMPING)

Ooh, ooh, ooh...

All right, buddy, sit down.

You ready?

(WHISPERS):

Let's do your arm.

You want to count with me?

Okay.

(SOFTLY):

One... two...

three... four...

Ooh, ooh

Looking for

Another place

Someone else to be

Looking for

Another chance

To ride into the sun

Ride into the sun

Ride into the sun

Ride into the sun

Ride into...

The sun

Where

Everything seems

So pretty

When you're lonely

And tired of the city

Remember, it's a flower

Made out of clay

It's hard to live

In the city

It's hard

To live

In the city

It's hard

To live

In the city...

You need to go

to the bathroom, buddy?

It's hard to...

Just being

your own best friend?

In the city

(CHUCKLES)

Good night, Jonah.

(LOUD VIBRATING)

(EXHALES)

Hey, did you bring Sarah

her inhaler?

Yeah. And you, uh...

brushed Jonah?

Yup.

Great.

Don't forget we're going

to my brother's

tomorrow night for dinner.

Craig hates me.

He doesn't hate you.

His factory setting

is "a**hole."

You think he's going to respect

me more now I got promoted?

- Nope.

- (CHUCKLES)

But I'm sure

he's really excited

to show us his new G-Wagon.

(IMITATES CRAIG):

It's sick, dude.

Yeah.

It's matte black,

just like Justin Bieber's.

- I'm 41.

- (CHUCKLES SOFTLY)

(TAPPING KEYBOARD)

- (WEATHER REPORT PLAYING)

- Mom, I can't find my books.

MARLO:

Sarah, go put your shoes on.

- (EXASPERATED GRUNT)

- Jonah. Jonah.

We're not playing a game

right now, okay?

Jonah, give me this foot.

This foot, right in there.

Not banana feet. Come on.

- Right here.

- SARAH:
I still can't find it!

Sarah, look in my bedroom!

You left it in my bed!

Oh, my... Just hold still.

- Hold still. Hold still!

- Ow!

(STARTS ENGINE)

JONAH:

This is not our lot.

- What?

- Go to the other parking lot.

No, no, no, honey,

the other lot is full.

We have to park here

today, okay?

- JONAH:
Other lot.

- SARAH:
Not again.

Other lot. Other lot.

- Other lot. Other lot.

- Jonah, I have to meet with Mrs. Bell.

- Other lot! Other lot!

- Like, three minutes ago.

- Jonah, don't! - Other lot!

- Let's just park here, okay?

- Other lot!

- Jonah, please?

- Other lot! Other lot!

- I have to meet with Mrs. Bell

- No, no, no!

- three minutes ago!

- No, no, no! No, no, no!

- Let's just park here!

- Mom, make him stop!

- Other lot, Mama!

- Other lot!

- You know how he gets with his routine.

- Other lot!

- He doesn't like it when we do things diff...

Oh, my God! Jesus Christ!

The other lot is full!

Let's just park here.

- No! No!

- Jonah!

- (JONAH KICKING AND YELLING)

- (SARAH SHOUTING INDISTINCTLY)

(ENGINE STARTS)

You happy now?

(MARLO GRUNTS)

Come on.

Come on.

(WHISPERS):

Hi.

Hi, Laurie.

Sorry I'm so late.

Regent was backed up

for blocks.

- Hi, Marlo.

- Hi.

Oh. Are you

on maternity leave yet?

You look like

you're about to pop.

- Yeah, Friday was my last day.

- Wow.

- (SIGHS) Such a blessing.

- Yes.

Well, I hate to sound

like a broken record,

but I need to talk to you

about Jonah.

Miss Marvish tells me

that he is still having

a really tough time in class,

and now we're starting

to get worried about

his emotional development.

Well, kindergarten

is a tough transition.

But... it's April.

That's true, yeah.

And he's about to have

a really big disruption

in his life, too.

- The... Oh, yes. Yeah.

- Yeah.

- Yeah.

- No, I have thought about all of that.

Right, and look,

Jonah's a sweetheart.

We love him.

But as you know, he's an...

out-of-the-box kid.

He's... quirky.

And there are 24 other children

in the class,

and it's not fair to them

that Jonah needs

so much of the teacher's time.

- No. It's not fair. You should know,

- Yeah.

we've been working through

the meltdowns at home.

- Good.

- He's doing much better.

And doing this new therapy

on him that...

We think that Jonah could

benefit from a one-to-one aide.

That's a teacher

that's there just for him,

who shadows him during the day,

and gives him all

the extra support he requires.

- That's amazing.

- Yeah.

And so that aide

is here on staff?

No, we don't provide aides.

(LAUGHS QUIETLY)

So I have to go out

and get aides all by myself?

Yes, you'd need

to hire this person.

I'm paying for aides?

One aide.

He just needs one aide.

(EXHALES)

Okay. I'll figure that out.

Anyway, we don't normally make

these kind of accommodations

for students at Saint V's,

but we love your family, so...

- Thank you so much. I really appreciate it.

- You're welcome.

- This is gonna be great.

- Yeah.

- Yeah.

- Have a great day, okay?

- Thank you. You, too.

- You're welcome.

- All right, bye-bye.

- Bye.

-

- (INDISTINCT CHATTER)

BARISTA:

Next.

Can I, um...

All right, let me just get

a decaf skim latte.

WOMAN:

Uh, you know there are

trace amounts of caffeine

even in decaf, right?

Huh?

Oh, this. Yeah.

Just so you know.

You still want it?

Yeah.

And a muffin.

Where have all

my friends gone?

They've all disappeared

Turned around

maybe one day...

Marlo?

Vy?

Oh.

(CHUCKLES)

Hey.

What are you doing out here?

Um... I'm in town

for a friend's memorial.

- Yeah, her dad passed away.

- Oh, I'm sorry.

No, don't be.

He's a dick.

(MARLO LAUGHS)

What are you doing here?

You live here now?

Yeah.

Two kids.

Nothing's changed.

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Diablo Cody

Brook Busey-Maurio (born June 14, 1978), better known by the pen name Diablo Cody,[1] is an American screenwriter, producer, author, journalist, memoirist, stripper and exotic dancer. She first became known for her candid chronicling of her year as a stripper in her "The Pussy Ranch" blog and in her memoir Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper (2005). more…

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