Mud, Neckbone, and Ellis take on an unexpected friendship with a ton of baggage in a rural Mississippi town. Mud, played by Matthew McConaughey, is on the run from bounty hunters for a committing a crime of passion and is hiding out on an Island in Mississippi just down the river from a rural fishing community. Ellis (Tye Sheridan) and Neckbone (Jacob Lofland) are two young boys on a constant search for adventure to escape the mundane life they live at home. The thing that brings these two boys and this criminal on the run together, a boat stuck in a tree. Reese Witherspoon plays Juniper, Mud’s love interest and she is very good as well.
This movie was amazing. I absolutely loved it and I can only hope that Matthew McConaughey’s performance isn’t forgotten come award season. I know he has a couple other movies coming out where he is already being praised for his performance in those as well. 2013 might be the year of Matthew McConaughey and he probably wont keep his shirt on the whole time but what we do know is that he has started strong with his performance in Mud.
Rating – 9/10