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Mudbound (2017)

R | | Drama, War | 17 November 2017 (USA)
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Two men return home from World War II to work on a farm in rural Mississippi, where they struggle to deal with racism and adjusting to life after war.

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Credited cast:
... Laura McAllan
... Henry McAllan
... Jamie McAllan
... Pappy McAllan
... Ronsel Jackson
... Hap Jackson
... Florence Jackson
... Rose Tricklebank
... Weeks
... Church Deacon
... Carl Atwood
... Vera Atwood
... Conductor
... Laura's Mother
... Teddy
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In the aftermath of WWII, somewhere in the muddy Mississippi Delta, two families--one black, the Jacksons, and the other white, the McAllans--are forced to share the same patch of land, keeping a frail race-based peace with each other. However, as they both struggle with hardship and dire poverty, the long-awaited return of two war veterans--Ronsel, the Jacksons' eldest son, and Jamie, Henry McAllan's younger brother--will unexpectedly nurture a budding friendship that transcends prejudice and race. But, in the end, against a backdrop of fevered Mississippi sunsets and vitriolic racism, life can be hard when the law of the land is still segregation and hatred. And then, no one can be safe. Written by Nick Riganas

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Drama | War

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Rated R for some disturbing violence, brief language and nudity | See all certifications »

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Mudbound: El color de la guerra  »

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With this film, Mary J. Blige becomes the first African American woman to receive multiple Oscar nominations in the same year. Additionally, she is the first person to be nominated for Best Original Song (or any music category) and an acting award at the Academy Awards for the same film, and also in the same year. She also becomes the first African American actress to be directed to an Oscar nomination by a female African American filmmaker. See more »

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When Jamie comes home from the war, a package of Lucky Strike "Green" is visible on the table. Lucky's packaging was switched to white in 1942; even in the middle of nowhere, there's no way a three-year-old package of cigarettes would not have been consumed, especially with rationing. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jamie McAllan: [in a hole digging]
Henry McAllan: You better get a hurry along. We ain't gonna make it.
[mopping his brow]
Henry McAllan: Oh, we will. We have to.
[sighs]
Henry McAllan: Take a break. Come on. My turn.
Jamie McAllan: "We will. We have to."
Jamie McAllan: [narrating] That was my brother, Henry. Absolutely certain whatever he wanted to happen would.
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Featured in The 75th Golden Globe Awards (2018) See more »

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Mighty River
Written by Mary J. Blige, Raphael Saadiq and Taura Stinson
Performed by Mary J. Blige
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One of the Best of This Year
3 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

Wasn't going to go to this, but so very glad I did. Netflix has made a film worthy of the highest praise. If the book is better than this movie, this is a book for your library. The entire screening audience became engrossed in this movie, so quiet you could hear a pin drop on the carpet. The story unfolds necessarily slow and snares you. The narrations by different characters at different times, helps to pull the viewer in lightly forcing a personal touch to each story. The different perspectives of the storytellers is blatantly obvious while the movie spares little in realistic actions that make the viewer cringe at times, laugh at times and cry at times. it doesn't hold back The acting is top notch, even though I had only heard of a hand full of these players, one not even being an actor. The cinematography is up there, crisp and a great player in the mood of this movie. It had educational moments too, while not being preachy, it just shows and tells where we have been. It is also a movie for our times. People from the screening audience are still taking about this move 4 days later. An Oscar contender this should be.


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