Directed by Sian Heder
Desperate to be rid of her toddler, a dissatisfied Beverly Hills housewife hires a stranger to babysit and ends up getting much more than she bargained for.
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★★★½ review by Lucy on Letterboxd
the wardrobe department of any ellen page movie: ok ellen here's your outfit for today-
ellen: ok but consider this... flannel shirts and combat boots
★★★★★ review by Dean Olson on Letterboxd
First you didn't want the baby, then you wanted the baby. Make up your mind Juno!
★★★★ review by özten on Letterboxd
Ellen Page vs. Compulsory Heterosexuality
★★★★ review by alie on Letterboxd
oh boy do i love movies written by women, produced by women, directed by women, about women, and starring ellen page. i feel like that's its own genre at this point
★★★½ review by Bren Serrano on Letterboxd
Netflix has been very inconsistent with the quality of their films. The only great film they've made is Beasts of No Nation but that's mostly from the amazingness that is Cary Fukunaga. Their films range from Pee Wee's Big Holiday, which is all right, to The Ridiculous Six, which is abhorrent.
Tallulah is definitely one of Netflix's best films. It starts off a bit eh with a weird, trippy dream sequence that feels very out of place with the rest of the film. Sure there's other hallucination sequences that Tallulah had throughout the film but this distinct one just comes off as a bit too weird for me. Other than that the film has some great moments I really loved. Ellen Page and Allison Janey are great in this film. Their chemistry works very well with them rerun to take care of this baby. I really felt for Page's struggle throughout the film and her connection that she made with this baby that she took. I've always loved Alison Janey in all her roles she's done and this was no exception. She could have had a bit more to do but I still enjoyed her performances anyways.
Mostly what the film suffers from is just a weak beginning and the ending was fine but could have been improved a bit more. The whole beginning was a bit too so and off putting for me. There were some character arcs that put me off a bit but overall I really liked this film. It was funny, it was sad, it was just overall a nice film. I hope to see more from Ms. Heder in the near future cause this was a great feature directorial debut.
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