Tully Movie And Reasons Why Any Modern Day Dad Should Watch It

July 30, 2018

In this new movie starring no other than the extremely talented and goddess Charlize Theron - Tully shows us what motherhood really is. I watched the movie with my girlfriend and it opened my eye to what really goes on after giving birth - and what it means to be a mother in this day and age.

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Behind all the filters, the amazing photos, and the joyous family pictures we all love to see in social media. There's a hidden ugliness in it all that needs to be talked about more often.

Charlize Theron plays the character of Marlo. A mother of two who unexpectedly became pregnant with her third child. Their family is what anyone would call a typical family. Marlo's married to his sweet and yet unhelpful husband, Drew. After giving birth to her third child, Marlo gets a serious case of postpartum depression. Her wealthy brother sees her struggling not just financially but physically so he offered to pay for a night nurse. This is the part where everything goes crazy. I won't go into much of the detail of the story because I don't want to spoil it for anyone (obviously). But, let's just say that it's a movie that everyone should see.

Why I recommend Tully to any modern day dad

It makes you appreciate your wife on a whole new level 

After watching this movie I can't help but, feel extremely empathetic to my girlfriend and my sister.

Don't get me wrong here, I know that they each encountered some troubles after the pregnancy but as a guy, you don't really know what's going on inside their head. Let alone know what it really feels like.

This movie will build your empathy towards any mother. You'll learn to appreciate that what they do is no small feat. And developing a greater sense of empathy towards your partner is the biggest factor in a healthy relationship.

It makes you understand your role as a Dad

The movie didn't show any of the dad's side of the story. However, it clearly shows what kind of a dad and husband you should NOT be.

Being a parent means being able to sacrifice a big part of your life. This isn't just true for the mothers, it's true for both parents. You sacrifice your lifestyle, your comfort zone, some of your hobbies and sometimes some of your friends.

Modern-day dads are expected to be present and involved. Mother's are now more than just the primary caregivers and in some cases, these roles are very dynamic.

It's relatable

You can easily relate to this movie because it's close to reality. It's comparable to what happens inside our own homes. The movie shows Marlo as a mother who has forgotten to take of her self and Drew as a husband who became too complacent.

The movie shows how ugly motherhood can be. How challenging it is raising a family and making sure that everything is in order. It shows how tough it is to juggle three kids with no help at all. Moreover, it shows what struggles a husband and wife encounter on a daily basis.

It opens up a whole new world of discussion

After watching the movie I asked my girlfriend if the movie was consistent with what she felt after giving birth. She said that it was close but, she had all the help she needed (ahem!). She also told me that it's different for everyone, including Marlo.

Tully opens up a whole new context to how mainstream media portrays parenting and motherhood. It shows viewers that being a parent isn't always walk in the park. It's not just being responsible for your kids but, also to yourself.

Final Thoughts On Tully

The movie shows us the good, the bad, and the ugliest parts of being a mother. And I hope that any dad who reads this will go and watch the movie. It's an eye opener and it'll make you see parts of your life that you haven't really thought of in a while.

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