Directed by: Jeff Nichols 2012 | 131 min.
Section: Spring Showcase
Ellis and Neckbone are best friends approaching the twilight of their youth. While exploring, they stumble upon the hiding place of charismatic outlaw Mud (played with controlled charm by a well-cast Matthew McConaughey), who takes a quick liking to the boys and recruits them to his cause: the search for true love and a clean getaway.
Illustrating a vibrant imagination, sumptuous attention to detail, and a remarkable gift for extracting magnetic performances from a talented ensemble, director Jeff Nichols (TAKE SHELTER) hurtles us into the middle of a lush adventure, ensnaring the excitement every youngster feels when trouble lurks everywhere and anything is possible. Steeped in the vanishing myth of the Deep South, a place that Nichols dearly loves, MUD’s handcrafted vision shines through in each richly textured frame and proves a tall tale for the ages.
Synopsis written by: Sundance
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