MUD – encore audience favoriteUSA | 2013 | 130 mins | Rated PG-13 | Drama
Mud is an adventure about two boys, Ellis and his friend Neckbone, who find a man named Mud hiding out on an island in the Mississippi. Mud describes fantastic scenarios-he killed a man in Texas and vengeful bounty hunters are coming to get him. He says he is planning to meet and escape with the love of his life, Juniper, who is waiting for him in town. Skeptical but intrigued, Ellis and Neckbone agree to help him. It isn’t long until Mud’s visions come true and their small town is besieged by a beautiful girl with a line of bounty hunters in tow.
"Mr. Nichols's voice is a distinctive and welcome presence in American film."
--A.O. Scott, New York Times
"Mud is steeped in a sense of place, and the people inhabiting it. Southern. Superstitious. Suspenseful. Sublime."
--Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"The story of a sympathetic fugitive who forges a bond with two teenage boys near a mighty river down south, Mud is shot through with traditional qualities of American literature and drama."
--Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter
"McConaughey, of course, is excellent."
--Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice