Good morning, sunshines!
Today’s post is a quick link-up with the gals at The Blended Blog for another of their “TBB Asks” series. We are talking about all things entertainment. Before we get to their questions and my answers, though, I want to share a mini-review of a movie we saw this weekend starring Charlize Theron (whose name, according to my family, I slaughter with mispronunciation), Mackenzie Davis and Ron Livingston. “Tully” was such a surprise.
We had seen the clips in TV commercials, which piqued my interest, PC’s not so much. On Friday, in search of a movie to watch so we could eat theater popcorn, we previewed the trailer for “Tully”. It was more compelling than the 30 second television ads had been in convincing us this was the best movie choice out there.
Charlize Theron is so convincingly on the brink of drowning as Marlo, the mother of 2 who, early in the film, delivers unplanned baby number 3. Her husband, Ron Livingston, is a likable, hard-working dad who helps with lunches and homework before retiring each evening to the bedroom with his gaming system and headphones. Real moms and dads in the audience will quickly relate to the exhaustion preventing this big screen couple from drawing a breath of fresh air.
Enter the night nanny, played by Mackenzie Davis, gifted to Marlo and Drew by Marlo’s brother. Tully seems like the answer to prayers, everyone’s prayers. A cupcake-baking, house cleaning, baby soothing miracle who tiptoes into the family’s life at dusk and is gone by dawn. She is like a mythological, magical being – maybe the mermaid Marlo dreams of – a super hero who resuscitates this family.
Just as you are certain the direction this movie is taking, “Tully” leads off in 180* opposition. If you are a mother, or have ever loved a mother, and wanted to be a mother, please sneak away from work, life, motherhood (if applicable) and see this movie! It is being celebrated on “Rotten Tomatoes” with an 89% on the tomatometer (whatevs) and a 7.2 out of 10 stars on IMDb, which is woefully low in my opinion.
Here’s a little taste.
And now, back to our originally scheduled post.
15 QUESTIONS ABOUT ALL THINGS Entertainment: TBB ASKS
What kind of movie do you prefer? Do you, like we, have popcorn every time you go to the theater? Do you splurge on 3D, when it is available? I cordially invite you to share some of your answers in a comment below. What’s your all-time fav movie? Let’s get back to my latest fav…”Tully”…I am such a fan of this movie. Can you tell? Please if you go see it, come back by to share your review.
Thank you for beginning your week with me. Slipped into something of a blue funk over the weekend. Hoping I can snap out of it today!
Hugs and kisses,