Director Jason Reitman, writer Diablo Cody, and star Charlize Theron hit on something smart and very cynical in Young Adult, their 2011 black comedy about an ex-popular girl whose glory days are far behind her returning to her hometown to ā€œsaveā€ her high-school boyfriend from his settled domestic lifeā€”only to discover that heā€™s perfectly happy without her. Now that same team has reunited for Tully, a new film that seems to take the same bleak view of motherhood as Young Adult did for those uncertain post-collegiate years.

Hereā€™s the official synopsis for the film: ā€œMarlo (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).ā€ The initial teaser trailer for the film, meanwhile, doesnā€™t show us the title character until the very end, instead featuring a very tired-looking Theron slogging her way through her daily routine of feedings, baths, playtime, storytime, and frozen pizza.


Tully hits theaters on April 20, 2018.