Ticket Price: $5.75
Showtime: 11:05 am
Running Time: 2 hours, 10 minutes
Two young boys, Ellis (Tye Sheridan) and Neckbone (Jacob Lofland), explore a nearby island on the river near their homes and find a boat stuck in a tree. They claim it as their own, only to discover someone already got there first. Matthew McConaughey stars as Mud, a man on the run desperate to reunite with his one true love, Juniper (Reese Witherspoon). We find out that Mud isn't exactly who he seems to be, but the boys are determined to reunite Mud and Juniper at any cost. This is a coming-of-age story that deals with love, heartbreak, death, and family.
Another surprise! Because we're trying to see 30 movies in 30 days, we have to see virtually everything in the theater; I had never heard of this film and didn't exactly want to see it because I'm not a fan of Matthew McConaughey. He surprised me in this, though, I found myself drawn to the charismatic way about his character (which is all part of the facade of Mud). This movie was really good! The main boys, Tye Sheridan and Jacob Lofland, are definitely actors to look out for in the future, they was spectacular in this film.
The filmmakers and make-up artists also did a very good job of making everyone look dirty and grimy.
My Rating: 7.25/10
Josh's Rating: 7/10
IMDB Rating: 7.9/10
Do we recommend the film: Yes; it is a really good dramatic film with bouts of action and romance. It's PG-13, but not so terrible that you'd want to make kids stay out of the room (some violence, language, and adult themes).