Marlo, a mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother. Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging nanny named Tully.

Excellent movie. Charlize Theron is superb as the mum. She enters so fully into her roles that she is a pleasure to watch. The story is humorous and serious and, as far as I can tell, a pretty realistic representation of the frantic and exhausting experience of mothering. The script is intelligent, honest, and raw. Try to avoid anyone telling you about the ending — go into this knowing as little as possible. An enjoyable movie.