The drama stars Ellen Page as Lu, a young vagabond who lives in a van, is fiercely independent and has just been left by her boyfriend. As she searches for her ex, she stumbles upon his mother, Margo (Allison Janney). When Lu impulsively “rescues” a baby from a negligent mom, she uses the child to get help from Margo, who thinks she is the baby’s grandmother. The two women form a lasting bond, that could be broken by Lu’s lies.
“Tallulah” was written by Heder and is based on her 2006 Cannes-nominated short film, “Mother.” The movie was acquired by Netflix before its premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
The touching story takes a look at the hardships of being a parent, doing the right thing and the struggles of feeling neglected.
“When I was six my mom sat me up on a stoop and told me to wait. I never saw her again,” Lu says in the trailer. “I just think it’s better to not be needed.”
Tammy Blanchard, Zachary Quinto, John Benjamin Hickey and Uzo Aduba round out the cast.
“Tallulah” will debut on Netflix on July 29.