Pin It
Favorite

Mud 

Heartbreak, a coming-of-age tale and a kid named Neckbone

click to enlarge Mud-Review.jpg

The simplicity of childhood gets washed away in Mud, a Mark Twain-like boys' adventure fable. When fourteen-year-old Ellis and his best friend Neckbone (a name that never ceases to be entertaining) investigate an abandoned boat, stranded high up in a tree after a devastating flood, the boys find a mysterious drifter whose name is Mud (Matthew McConaughey). Mud's biding his time until his long lost lady love arrives in town. Though why someone would need to hide in the already sparsely populated, Arkansas river community is part of the gentle mystery the boys soon begin unravelling. Writer and director Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter), spins together a gripping, naked little coming-of-age film. McConaughey's dialled back performance perfectly echoes the sandy calm surroundings that envelope his emotionally wounded character. At its core, Mud's a story about boys falling in love for the first time, and all the bone-crushing heartbreak that inexplicably leads to.

Mud
Rated PG-13 (MPAA) · 130 min. · 2013
Official Site: mud-themovie.com
Director: Jeff Nichols
Writer: Jeff Nichols
Producer: Sarah Green and Aaron Ryder
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland and Michael Shannon

Trailer


Now Playing

Sorry there are no upcoming showtimes for Mud

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Latest in Movie Reviews

or

Coast Top Ten

  1. Adore   (Movie Reviews)
  2. Hal-Con brings Lord of the Rings and Star Trek actors to Halifax   (Haliwood Insider)
  3. Great Danes   (Atlantic Film Festival)
  4. Byzanium   (DVD Reviews)
  5. Banff Mountain Film Festival comes to Halifax   (Haliwood Insider)
  6. Call for submissions: OUTeast Queer Film Festival   (Haliwood Insider)
  7. The Best Man Holiday   (Movie Reviews)
  8. The Fault in Our Stars   (Movie Reviews)
  9. The Corridor and Detention win at Fantasia   (Haliwood Insider)
  10. Jennifer's Body talk   (Movie Feature)

Recent Comments

  • Re: Tammy

    • And don't forget that only the first 20 of its 96 minutes are 'incredible'. Sounds…

    • on July 17, 2014
  • Re: Tammy

    • So I just want to make sure I'm clear on your basic critical points here:…

    • on July 16, 2014
  • Re: Slate for success

    • Whats the local angle on this? Is the Coast in competition with TV Guide? Does…

    • on July 11, 2014
  • More »

In Print This Week

Vol 22, No 7
July 17, 2014

Cover Gallery »


Real Time Web Analytics

© 2014 Coast Publishing Ltd.