16 Movies About Motherhood That Don’t Sugarcoat It

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Tully hits all the right notes about motherhood, with a powerful twist.

When the trailer for Tully first came out, moms everywhere were like, FINALLY. Up until then, it was so rare to see motherhood depicted in all its brutal honesty. It wasn’t until screenings of the film revealed the true plot that we sort of understood the true depths of what the film was trying to accomplish. Though it missed in some key ways (like equating postpartum depression with the much more serious postpartum psychosis), it still presented motherhood in a more realistic way than we’ve seen. Plus, it got people talking about the very real dangers of postpartum mood disorders and mental illness, which is an incredibly important topic.

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