Mud Movie Review

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“Two 14 year old kids help a fugitive to evade the bounty hunters and to reunite with his longtime love”

14 year-old Ellis lives on a makeshift houseboat on the banks of a river in Arkansas with his parents. He sneaks out early one morning to meet his best friend, Neckbone and they both set out to an island where they have sighted a boat hanging in the tree, you heard me right. It’s way up there. Some flood or miracle did it. They climb the tree and into the boat only to find fresh bread and fresh footprints. Realizing that they are not alone they decide to leave. That same boat also happens to be the temporary hideout of a drifter named Mud who asks the boys for help. Mud offers to give the boat in exchange for food.

Ellis and Neckbone quickly learn that Mud is wrapped up in a BIG mess involving his longtime love, Juniper, the law and the bounty hunters looking for some payback. Ellis is experiencing some life challenges of his own (at home where is parents are getting divorced), his fascination with Mud and Juniper’s tragic romance because he struggles to look for an example of love that he can believe in, learning about the unspoken rules and risks of love and the reality of heartbreak. What the boys discover is for you to find out. No spoilers here.

Nichols (The Director) being an Arkansas boy himself, is going to introduce Ellis and Neckbone to hard, sometimes violent lessons about adult reality. What you do need to know is that the acting is Amazing all the way. McConaughey is magnificent. His deeply felt scenes will hit you like a shot in the heart. The screenplay is perhaps a little too heavily plotted, especially toward the end, when everything comes together neatly and noisily, but he more than compensates with graceful rhythm, an unfussy eye for natural beauty and a sure sense of character and place.

All in all a very calm story line but way too slow…Pleasant movie lovers will love it!!

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