Tallulah, a Netflix movie, stars Ellen Page and Allison Janney in a motherhood themed story about a homeless woman and a kidnapped baby.
A young vagabond, Lu (Page), lives in a van and is fiercely independent in her hand-to-mouth existence. Tallulah begins with Lu’s boyfriend Nico abandoning her in New York City. As she scavenges for leftovers at a hotel, she comes across a negligent mother who invites her in. Lu impulsively rescue a baby from the negligent mother. At a loss for what to do, Lu turns to the only responsible adult she knows: Nico’s mother Margo (Janney). Margo mistakenly accepts Lu’s lie that she’s the child’s grandmother.
Tammy Blanchard, Zachary Quinto, John Benjamin Hickey, David Zayas, and Uzo Aduba round out the cast.
The film was written and directed by Sian Heder, who based the story on her own experiences working as a hotel nanny. There’s a female cinematographer on this film – Paula Huidobro.
The film received excellent reviews at Sundance. Tallulah will be available on Netflix starting July 29. I’m looking forward to this one. How about you?