Motherhood in the spotlight at cinemas this weekend


Cape Town – Just in time for Mother’s Day, Charlize’s Theron’s new film - an ode to motherhood - opens in cinemas this weekend. 

In Tully, Theron plays an overworked mother of three who is gifted a night nanny by her brother. Hesitant at first, Marlo forms a unique bond with the young nanny named Tully.

Theron completely transformed for the role and gained a whooping 22kgs. (Read more here)

Also in cinemas: A terrorist thriller, a human trafficking thriller and Johnny Deep voices a detective gnome.

Here are the 4 new films releasing in SA cinemas today:

 

Movie: Tully

Our rating: 3/5

Short review: Jason Reitman's Tully, written by Diablo Cody and starring Charlize Theron, gives a rare close-up to postnatal motherhood.

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Charlize Theron in a scene from the movie Tully.

Movie: Beirut

Our rating: 3/5

Short review: Highly competent but derivative, Beirut should work for fans of the terrorism-thriller genre – it's just too bad there's a much more interesting story lying just beneath it.

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Movie: Traffik

Our rating: 2/5

Short review: A weird mix of schlocky thrills, romance and a grim look at the horrors of human trafficking, that works about as badly as you would expect.

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Movie: Sherlock Gnomes

Our rating: 2/5

Short review: It’s nothing to write home about and was probably not necessary, but Sherlock Gnomes will definitely entertain the kids.

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(Photos: AP, Empire Entertainment, Paramount Pictures)

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