'Juno' Stars Ellen Page and Allison Janney Reunite in Heartbreaking 'Tallulah' Trailer
By Zach Seemayer
If loved Juno and you've been hoping for another feel-good movie focused on Ellen Page raising a baby, Netflix has fulfilled part of that desire with their new original film, Tallulah.
The streaming service released the first trailer for the indie drama on Wednesday, in which Page and her Juno co-star, Allison Janney, reunite for another mother/daughter dynamic (albeit a much more dysfunctional one) and the whole thing looks very good (and more than a little depressing).
Page stars as the eponymous Tallulah, a free-spirited derelict who lives out of her run-down van in New York City.
After getting mistaken for a maid at a hotel, she meets Carolyn (Tammy Blanchard), a wildly irresponsible new mom who is trying (and failing) to care for her infant daughter. Tallulah hatches a plan to rescue the baby girl from her dangerously negligent mother and use her in a con to convince her ex-boyfriend's mom, Margo (Janney), that the young child is actually her granddaughter.
While Tallulah and Margo bond over their troubled lives and raising a baby, it soon becomes clear that you can't just kidnap someone's baby and expect everything to work out in the end -- especially when the police get involved and initiate a manhunt.
The heart wrenching drama, directed by Sian Heder and co-starring Uzo Aduba, Zachary Quinto and Davis Zayas, debuted to rave reviews at Sundance in January and is set scheduled to premiere on Netflix on July 29.