the front runner review

Jason Reitman‘s The Front Runner turns a lens towards the three-week presidential campaign of Gary Hart and finds that it signaled the beginning of a whole new era of tabloid-based political coverage.

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the front runner release date

The Front Runner is taking its name to heart. The Jason Reitman biopic starring Hugh Jackman as Democratic presidential candidate Gary Hart will open in theaters this November 6, making The Front Runner the first film to open on a U.S. Election Day.

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The Front Runner Reviews

This weekend the Telluride Film Festival is getting a sneak peek at some of the movies that will be hitting the festival circuit in the coming weeks. A good amount of them had already debuted at the Venice Film Festival this past week, but one that we hadn’t yet heard anything about yet was the political drama The Front Runner, directed by Jason Reitman and starring Hugh Jackman. That changed today.

After the first trailer for The Front Runner debuted earlier this week, audiences got to see Hugh Jackman in action as the leading candidate for President of the United States of America as the nominee for the Democratic party in 1988 who destroyed his chances at victory with a little scandal. So what do the first reactions out of Telluride have to say? Find out below. Read More »

the front runner trailer

Gary Hart was the front-runner for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination. And then everything went wrong. Jason Reitman‘s The Front Runner tracks the rise and fall of Hart, as played by Hugh Jackman. Watch The Front Runner trailer below.

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Jason Reitman's new movie

Juno and Up in the Air director Jason Reitman‘s new movie Tully hit theaters only about a week ago, but the director has already locked down worldwide distribution for his next movie, a political drama called The Front Runner that stars Hugh Jackman.

Meanwhile, the relatively new distribution company Neon – which has distributed movies like Ingrid Goes West, Revenge, and I, Tonya, – has acquired a “troll love story” called Borders after its premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Read more about Jason Reitman’s new movie and the fascinating-sounding Borders below.
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To dig too deeply into a discussion of Tully, the third film from screenwriter Diablo Cody and director Jason Reitman (after Juno and Young Adult) is to risk taking the shine off the movie’s unique brand of intimate magic. Knowing this makes talking about some of the film’s most impressive and heart-breaking reveals all the more difficult, but it makes repeat viewings of Tully something quite special. The film stars Charlize Theron (following up her work with Reitman in Young Adult) as Marlo, a wife (to Ron Livingston) and mother of three, including a newborn. Being the primary parent in the household has not only drained Marlo of energy and deprived her of sleep, but also she has lost sight of the parts of herself that were special and interesting, as her days are taken over with routine.

Enter Tully (Mackenzie Davis, whose vibrancy practically jumps off the screen), a night nanny, hired by Margo’s well-off brother (Mark Duplass) to take responsibility of the infant while Margo gets a full night’s sleep. But Tully sees her job as not only taking care of the baby but taking care of Marlo’s needs as a human being, and the two form an instant bond as they discuss their lives. Marlo sees a lot of herself in Tully, and Tully views Margo’s life of stability — albeit a little boring — as something to aspire to and not avoid.

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tully trailer

Charlize Theron is a woman on the edge of a nervous breakdown in the Tully trailer.

The Sundance favorite about an exhausted mother of three (Theron) who resorts to hiring a night nanny named Tully (Mackenzie Davis) has dropped a new trailer.

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tully early buzz

Diablo Cody and Jason Reitman are something of an indie dream team. The duo’s first collaboration produced the sharply funny Juno, which became one of the most over-quoted films in the last decade, and helped catapult Cody and stars Ellen Page and Michael Cera to fame. While their second film together, the bleak and sardonic Young Adult, didn’t quite permeate pop culture like Juno, it established the duo’s easy, whip-smart rapport. Enter Tully, the third collaboration between Cody and Reitman starring Charlize Theron as a worn-out mother on the eve of giving birth to her third child. The film premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival to positive buzz, with many critics calling it the duo’s best collaboration yet.

Below, see some of the early buzz for Tully from the Sundance Film Festival.

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Jason Reitman

The Young Adult team of star Charlize Theron, director Jason Reitman and writer Diablo Cody are together again for Tully. The comedy features Theron as a mother who forges a unique bond with her new nanny, played by Mackenzie Davis. A Tully trailer is expected to drop any day now, but in the meantime, new Tully first look images offer a glimpse of Reitman’s new film.

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Young Adult

Charlize Theron has had some pretty great roles in her time, but one of her best was in Jason Reitman‘s Young Adult. She was mesmerizing as as selfish and troubled writer Mavis Gary, with help from some sharp dialogue written by Diablo Cody. So it comes as fantastic news to hear the team’s thinking of getting back together again. Theron is reportedly eyeing a new project written by Cody, which Reitman will direct.  Read More »