Mud 2012

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American drama starring Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon. With nothing else to do for the summer, Ellis (Tye Sheridan) and Neckbone (Jacob Lofland) take to exploring the banks of the Mississippi where they find a boat nestled in a tree. As they begin making plans to use the boat, they quickly realise that someone is living in it.

Starring:
Sarah Paulson,Ray McKinnon
Runtime:
2 hours, 10 minutes

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Mud

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Product Details

Genres Drama
Director Jeff Nichols
Starring Sarah Paulson, Ray McKinnon
Supporting actors Joe Don Baker, Paul Sparks, Tye Sheridan, Bonnie Sturdivant, Jacob Lofland, Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Michael Shannon, Sam Shepard
Studio Entertainment One
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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54 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Ben Smith [SHELF HEROES] on 17 Aug. 2013
Format: DVD
A coming-of-age story, set on the banks of the Mississippi River, that manages to be both thrilling and spiritually profound. Two adventurous Arkansas boys, Ellis (Tye Sheridan) and Neckbone (Jacob Lofland), discover a dilapidated boat wedged high up in a tree on a small island. Setting their sights on making it their own, their plans are scuppered when they meet the mysterious Mud (Matthew McConaughey), a heavily superstitious fugitive with crosses nailed in his boots and a winding snake inked on his arm, who is living in the boat. He is back in town to reconnect with his true love, Juniper (Reese Witherspoon). Ellis feels an immediate kinship with him and his quest, and the boys set about helping fix up the boat. As his parents' relationship suffers at home, and Mud's dark past resurfaces, Ellis's life begins to change irreversibly as he takes his first tentative steps away from childhood.

Mud may be the titular character but this is very much his and Ellis's story - two naive romantics who believe in love in the purest, traditional way and as a result suffer in its volatile hands. McConaughey is remarkable, emanating an eerie tranquillity that masks a burning anger - every second he's on screen, time seems to slow to the speed of his protracted metrical speech. Despite his enormous presence, it's the performance of young Tye Sheridan that really stands out for its naturalism and impressive range. Every emotion that courses through him has an intense authenticity, making every experience we share thoroughly moving.

This is a sentimental film that touches on melodrama, and isn't as nuanced as it may initially appear - but is no less worthy or absorbing because of it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Lola TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 11 Aug. 2014
Format: DVD
There is a hypnotized fairy-tale side to “Mud”, a coming of age story, which centres around two boys of rural Arkansas - Ellis and his friend Neckbone. The boys find a man named Mud hiding out on an island in the Mississippi. The mysterious Mud tells elaborate stories of vengeful killings and love of a lifetime. Dubious but fascinated, and very much into the stories of a romantic knight fighting for his one true love, Ellis and Neckbone agree to help him. Growing up in the process.

“Mud” is a small scale, character driven production, which could feel too slow, thoughtful and broody. Slow does not mean boring, it just means you need to be in the right type of mood for “Mud” to fully enjoy the slow-burning storytelling.

And seriously, the whole love-story business between Mud and Juniper – not very believable. I was convinced when Ellis had his heart broken.
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An excellent film!!! I didn't know they still made 'em like this! Absolutely brilliant. Fantastic story with a really good cast. The best film I have seen in years.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Clive on 24 Dec. 2014
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This film is pure cinematic story telling at its best.
Unlike all the modern films, drama series and arty farty stuff today this film works because it has beginning, middle and an end.
You know when you were at school and you had to write an essay and you’d start off all enthusiastic but by the third or fourth page you have had enough so you ended up just writing “and then I woke up and it was all a dream”. Well too many modern films and dramas these days are just like that.
I mean you spend weeks following a drama on TV, you get hooked on the story, sucked into every character and griped by the plot. Only to be dropped like a stone into a pool of total disappointment in the last episode. You know, it ends and all you can say is "What .. what happened". If you want an example then I suggest you watch the BBC’s The missing.
Mud is a proper film. Loved it.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By rbmusicman TOP 100 REVIEWER on 7 Sept. 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Two lads come across a man hiding out on an island on the Mississippi.
the man says he is waiting for someone, then telling them it's a long
lost love who lives in the nearby town on the mainland.
He's soon asking them to bring him food and parts to help him get the
boat which is currently lodged in a tree, working.
The man tells the boys to call him 'Mud'(Mathew McConaughey)
The boys soon realize that their new friend is on the run and attracting the
attention of both the law and bounty hunters.
'Ellis'(Tye Sheridan) and 'Neckbone' (Jacob Lofland) form a trusting friendship with the stranger and
try to help the man they now know as 'Mud'
Who is this man ? what crime has he committed ?
This for me is the best role I've seen 'Matthew McConaughey play...so far.
a film that tells of trust, truth, fantasy and friendship, a touching tale,
well worthy of a viewing.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By The Com on 9 July 2013
Format: DVD
Mud is a movie of unexpected pleasures; both the boys are outstanding; Reese Witherspoon is great (although not quite as fabolous as Nicole Kidman in the Paperboy); Mcconaughey is once again excellent; the scenery and cinematography are a pleasure and the story is wistful, uplifting, real, sad, shocking, funny and everything else you could wish it to be. We drove 40 miles to see it at the cinema and it was worth every minute of the trip. Settle back and enjoy the show.
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