Two upper-class teenage girls in suburban Connecticut rekindle their unlikely friendship after years of growing apart. Together, they hatch a plan to solve both of their problems-no matter what the cost.
The film is about Marlo, a mother of three, including a newborn. Marlo's brother gives her a night nanny as a gift. Hesitant with the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully.
Charlize Theron gained 50 pounds for the role. She adhered to an excessive diet of junk food, processed foods, In-N-Out Burger, and milkshakes. Theron would eat macaroni and cheese at 2 a.m. to help keep on the weight. Theron said that her youngest child had mistaken her for being pregnant, given the extensive weight gain, and that it took a year and a half for her to shed the weight. See more »
When Marlo is in the hospital bed, she tells Drew she loves him too and the white gauze that is being used to make her lip appear to be swollen can be seen. See more »
Girls don't heal.
No, we don't.
We might look like we're all better, but if you look close, we're covered in concealer.
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Written by Q-Tip (as Kamaal Ibn John Fareed), Ali Shaheed Muhammad (as Ali Shaheed Jones-Muhammad), Phife Dawg (as Malik Izaak Taylor), Ronnie Foster
Performed by A Tribe Called Quest
Published by EMI Unart Catalog Inc. and Universal Music - Z Tunes LLC o/b/o itself and Jazz Merchant Music
Courtesy of RCA Records Label
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing See more »
This movie says so much more than what is on the surface. Marlo a mother of 2, with one on the way is handling things just OK. The added stress of a newborn, a special needs kid and a darling girl tries to keep up. And true to life - things start falling apart. Her brother, with whom there is a not the greatest relationship, offers to get her a night nanny and it takes her awhile to take him up on it. And her life changes after first night of good sleep - and she and has a new friend too.
She starts being able to handle her sons needs, take care of herself and slowly you learn what is behind it all.
Many men and woman (who have not had children) do not understand the post-partum time - it is not easy all the time and with so many things on the plate of a mother with more children - it is hard.
I was not prepared for the last part - but I am sure I will be thinking of it for quite awhile. To me a good movie is one that I still think about weeks later. I loved Diablo Cody's writing - again.
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