Tully Movie Review and Tully Cocktails for Mom’s Night Out

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A few weeks ago Focus Features invited me to Los Angeles to screen the new movie Tully that hits theaters this weekend, May 4th! The movie is vital and a must-see for every mom. Written by Diablo Cody, it brings back what we all loved with her movies, Juno and Young Adult. Charlize Theron is outstanding as Tully, creating an incredible connection to moms everywhere! Check out my review of Tully below and then I’ve got some great cocktail suggestions to make movie night even more fun for all you moms!

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(l to r.) Mackenzie Davis as Tully and Charlize Theron as Marlo star in Jason
Reitman’s TULLY, a Focus Features release. Credit: Kimberly French / Focus Features

All of the characters in this movie are captured perfectly by the actors playing the roles. I loved every character in the movie in different ways. Mark Duplass is incredible as the rich brother while Ron Livingston depicts the role of the husband brilliantly. Mackenzie Davis is perfect as the nanny, Tully.

Refinery 29 Tully Party

It’s exciting that this film reunites director Jason Reitman, writer Diablo Cody and star Charlize Theron, all of whom previously collaborated on Young Adult (2011). It’s so great when you see cast and/or creators work on more projects together. Charlize and Jason discuss this when we interviewed them after we screened the movie. I’ll be sharing all the details of our interviews soon!

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Charlize Theron stars as Marlo in Jason Reitman’s TULLY, a Focus Features release.
Credit: Kimberly French / Focus Features

Story: A new comedy from Academy Award®-nominated director Jason Reitman (“Up in the Air”) and Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (“Juno”). Marlo (Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron), a mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother (Mark Duplass). Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully (Mackenzie Davis).

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Mackenzie Davis stars as Tully in Jason Reitman’s TULLY, a Focus Features
release.
Credit: Kimberly French / Focus Features

I love the great depths Charlize goes to bring her characters to life. She gained fifty pounds to play the role of Marlo which captures the struggles of real moms everywhere. It definitely makes it easier to relate to her character because many moms and women know how hard it can be to lose that weight after childbirth. She portrays motherhood in the most perfect, honest way.

Refinery 29 Tully Party

Before the screening a few weeks ago, Refinary 29 hosted a fun event for us to mingle and have fun before the Tully movie screening.

Refinery 29 Tully Party

We got to enjoy delicious appetizers and two signature cocktails, The Tully and The Marlo. Are you a Tully or Marlo?

Tully Movie Cocktails

I’ve included recipes below for the Tully movie cocktails. Get together with the girls before the movie and have some (or several) cocktails! Or, go a step further and create a Tully themed before or after movie party! The perfect drinks for a mom’s night out!

Refinery 29 Tully Party

Be sure to check out the video below of these fun Tully movie cocktail creations!

TULLY MOVIE COCKTAILS

Tully Movie Cocktails

THE MARLO

Tully Movie Cocktails

Ingredients:

  • 2.25 oz. Casamigos Tequila
  • 1.5 oz. Pamplemousse (Grapefruit) Liqueur
  • .5 oz. Simple Syrup
  • 1 oz. Lime Juice

Tully Movie Cocktails

Instructions:

  • Combine all ingredients in cocktail shaker (with ice).
  • Serve over more ice and enjoy!
  • Garnish with lime.

THE TULLY

Tully Movie Cocktails

Ingredients:

  • 2.25 oz. Tito’s Vodka
  • 1.5 oz. Lavender Honey
  • 1.5 oz. Lemon Juice

Tully Movie Cocktails

Instructions:

  • Combine all ingredients in cocktail shaker (with ice).
  • Serve over more ice and enjoy!
  • Garnish with lemon.

Head out this weekend to see Tully in theaters nationwide! Stay tuned for our Tully movie interviews coming soon! Check out the trailer for Tully below:

For more info, please follow the film on social: Official Site | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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Will you be celebrating Tully in theaters with a Mom’s Night Out? Be sure to comment back and give us your review of the movie in the comments below!

Melanie Kampman

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