Mud

Mud

DVD - 2013
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Two boys, Ellis and his best friend Neckbone, find a mysterious man named Mud hiding out on a deserted island in the Mississippi. Mud tells the boys fantastic stories about his life, including how 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. The boys agree to help him, but it isn't long until their small town is besieged by bounty hunters out for blood.
Publisher: [United States] : Lionsgate, [2013]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (130 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Call Number: DVD MUD

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Nooksack20
Oct 02, 2017

This was a surprisingly good movie. Not slow spot in it anywhere. Well acted. Novel story line.

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Annieoywong
Aug 26, 2017

Interesting movie and well acted, especially the two great little actors !

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BridgettM
Aug 11, 2017

I highly recommend Mud, especially for fans of independent films since it is very slow moving. For me, the best parts are its cinematography, setting and young actors' performances. The music by Ben Nichols, guitarist/lead singer of Lucero and brother of the film's writer/director Jeff Nichols, is the perfect accompaniment also. This is my favorite film by Jeff Nichols (Loving, Midnight Special, Take Shelter, Shotgun Stories). It reminds me of Stand By Me and feels like a tall tale: the legend of Mud. Sam Shepard's performance is great also. Michael Shannon's character provides a little comic relief in this very tense film. Mud is rated PG-13 for some violence, sexual references, language, thematic elements and smoking.

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papaw53
Mar 31, 2017

Not a fabulous movie but interesting. The young boys playing the leads were great and Mathew McConnaughy was OK but it was a strange story.

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0052431517km
Jan 18, 2017

This disc is scratched and would not play on our DVD. We did not realize it was only a 7 day checkout so now the library is charging us several dollars in late fee. Do not use this library, major rip-off. Library customer service did not help us, they only want the money while giving a bad product.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jul 20, 2016

Intriguing film! The acting was very captivating both actors that played Neckbone and Ellis were very convincing in their relationship as best friends. Matthew McConaughey playing mud was also very interesting as he portrayed this young man hiding out on an island attempting to get back together with his girlfriend while dodging men trying to track down and kill him. The connection between Ellis and Mud is apparent especially since he’s at the same age at which Mud fell in love with Juniper. They both seem to have a close understanding and knowledge of what love is. The setting itself of a small town in Eastern Arkansas is so suiting for a movie covering such a topic and the cinematography was done exceptionally well. Overall the movie does a great job of introducing characters to the audience and giving you a reason to want to know more about each character. - @magicsoup of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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breemu
Mar 23, 2016

It all works out far too neatly (and rather unbelievably) for me at the end, but the ride to get there is definitely worth it. The peek into life on the Mississippi river alone is worth the watch. McConaughey's character is highly compelling (in spite of being repellently filthy most of the movie - although his nearly white shirt is somehow always pristine, go figure). A shout out to Michael Shannon too, who never fails to hit the mark, even in a bit part.

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TheeAvebury
Jan 30, 2016

Good movie.

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Nursebob
Jan 29, 2016

Sticking to the southern roots which gave his previous films "Shotgun Stories" and "Take Shelter" their idiosyncratic appeal, writer/director Jeff Nichols here enters into full-on Mark Twain territory with long summer days unfolding by a river that seems to go on forever. His protagonists inhabit this backwater Eden, complete with panoramic sunsets, magical talismans, and a poisonous snake or two, as if they were organic offshoots of the water itself—occasional glimpses of the nearby town offering little more than decrepit mobile homes and white trash malls. This juxtaposition of the natural and manmade serves to highlight Ellis’ own painful passage from childhood to adolescence, a journey made even more poignant when he experiences his first crush even as his parents’ marriage begins to decay. It comes as something of a disappointment then that Nichols chooses to end what could have been an engaging coming-of-age story with a jarring OK Corral showdown (even Ellis’ elderly neighbour turns sniper) followed by a fluffy epilogue in which loose ends are neatly tied up in a pretty bow. Thankfully a winning cast manage to keep things afloat long enough for the final credits but the film’s bucolic charm ends up taking a bullet long before everything fades to grey.

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bernieX
Jan 18, 2016

one of the better movies that DIDN'T make it to theatres (in Canada as far as I know) . the young actors were natural. perhaps why so many found it a plodding story is one must realize the story covers a timeline of at least a few weeks and IT'S NOT really an action movie; it's a study of unrequited love and how it affects people (themselves and others around them) .

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