Friday, August 10, 2018

Tully (2018)

Director: Jason Reitman. Cast: Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Ron Livingston, Mark Duplass. 95 min. Rated R. Drama/Comedy.

Reitman and writer Diablo Cody's third collaboration (after Juno and Young Adult) is spot on when it comes to the juggling act a pregnant mother must perform handling two other kids (one autistic), a clueless husband, and an entire world that comes crashing down on her - and it blows the mind how Charlize Theron keeps getting better and better with each film. But Cody goes through some head-scratching script-writing jujitsu, just to make an ending twist work; in retrospect, the implausibility factor bogs down the entire film. Reminds you of M. Night Shyamalan, and how beautifully he orchestrates his twists.

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