Marlo (Charlize Theron) is exhausted after her third delivery and misses the woman she once was. Her husband does not help her in the household, and at school the teachers complain that her son needs special attention and guidance.
Enter Tully, a modern Mary Poppins who has everything that Marlo thinks she has lost. We won’t reveal how the film ends because there are a number of surprising plot twists. More importantly, however, Tully describes the misery of modern motherhood very insightfully, without ever resorting to platitudes. It does not dismiss all the difficulties with a laugh, nor avoid any of the hard realities, and this gives the film a welcome candidness.