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Mud (2012)

PG-13 | | Drama | 10 May 2013 (USA)
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Two young boys encounter a fugitive and form a pact to help him evade the vigilantes that are on his trail and to reunite him with his true love.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mud
... Juniper
... Ellis
... Neckbone
... Tom
... Senior
... Mary Lee
... Galen
... King
... Carver
... May Pearl
... Miller
John Ward Jr. ... Galen's Helper
Kristy Barrington ... Princess
Johnny Cheek ... Kyle
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14 year-old Ellis (Tye Sheridan) lives on a makeshift houseboat on the banks of a river in Arkansas with his parents, Mary Lee (Sarah Paulson) and Senior (Ray McKinnon). He sneaks out early one morning to meet his best friend, Neckbone (Jacob Lofland). Neckbone, also 14, lives with his uncle, Galen (Michael Shannon), who makes a hardscrabble living diving for oysters. The two boys set out to an island on the Mississippi River, where Neckbone has discovered an unusual sight-a boat, suspended high in the trees, a remnant of an extreme flood some time in the past. They climb the tree and into the boat only to find fresh bread and fresh footprints. Realizing that they are not the only ones who have discovered the treehouse boat, they decide to leave. When they reach the shore, they find the same footprint in their boat. And that's when they meet Mud (Matthew McConaughey). Mud is a gritty, superstitious character; his clothes are dirty, his tooth is cracked, and he needs help. He tells the... Written by Roadside Attractions

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Entangled in his past. Running from the law. All for love.

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Rated PG-13 for some violence, sexual references, language, thematic elements and smoking | See all certifications »

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10 May 2013 (USA)  »

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Amor Bandido  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,215,460, 28 April 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$21,590,086, 18 September 2014
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2.35 : 1
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Galen, played by Michael Shannon, points out a working ceiling fan he found in the river. In Jeff Nichols previous film Shotgun Stories, Son Hayes, also played by Michael Shannon, is sitting on a dock in front of a ceiling fan presumably found in the river. See more »

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When Neckbone calls Mud for help after Ellis falls into the snakepit, Mud grabs his shirt off the limb, sticks his arms in, and takes off running with the shirt unbuttoned. In the next shot as Mud runs towards the camera, his shirt is fully buttoned. See more »

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Neckbone: I knew it. I told you that dirty son of a bitch was trouble. Did you tell them where he is?
Ellis: No, that's why I called you. He needs to know people are looking for him.
Neckbone: You think he doesn't know that already? Jesus, Ellis! Why do you even think he's on that island?
Neckbone: Ellis, I'm serious! We don't know who this guy is.
Ellis: He loves her, Neck. He told me.
Neckbone: I don't give a shit who he loves!
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Everest Entertainment donates a portion of its profits from each film to charity. By watching an Everest film you have made a difference. We thank you. See more »

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Referenced in The Big Review: Spring Trailer Park (2013) See more »

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Too Loud For Louisville
Written by Corey Bacon, Alan Disaster, Matt Floyd & Jon Rice
Performed by Smoke Up Johnny
Courtesy of Thick Syrup Records
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Masterpiece
29 May 2012 | by See all my reviews

I saw it in Cannes a few days ago, and what a beautiful and strong movie!

And what a shame this movie didn't get the Golden Palm!!!

I don't want to spoil this movie, but I can just say it's a rare and beautiful movie about love, friendship, nature and wildness. Very sensitive, touching.

The cast is great, Reese Whiterspoon, Matthew McConaughey, and the two children.

Great photography too, with great shots of the Mississippi (among others).

I'm looking forward to see Jeff Nichols' next project!


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