Director: Jeff Nichols
Writer(s): Jeff Nichols
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland and Sam Shepard
Awards: Official Selection at Cannes Film Festival
Running Time: 130
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.
“Mud is steeped in a sense of place, and the people inhabiting it. Southern. Superstitious. Suspenseful. Sublime.”-Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
“It’s hard to believe Nichols thinks he can get away with all this and harder still to believe he does.”-David Edelstein, New York Magazine”Writer/director Jeff Nichols creates richly realized characters in a tale that moves like a cottonmouth viper, advancing slowly until it strikes with sudden violence.”-Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune