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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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Dee Rees

Writers:

Virgil Williams (screenplay by), Dee Rees (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 35 wins & 113 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carey Mulligan ... Laura McAllan
Jason Clarke ... Henry McAllan
Mary J. Blige ... Florence Jackson
Rob Morgan ... Hap Jackson
Jason Mitchell ... Ronsel Jackson
Garrett Hedlund ... Jamie McAllan
Jonathan Banks ... Pappy McAllan
Frankie Smith ... Marlon Jackson
Kennedy Derosin ... Lilly May Jackson
Joshua J. Williams ... Ruel Jackson
Elizabeth Windley ... Amanda Leigh McAllan
Piper Blair ... Isabelle McAllan (as Piper Blaire)
Jason Kirkpatrick ... Oris Stokes
Kerry Cahill ... Rose Tricklebank
David Jensen ... Conductor
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Storyline

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Hillary Jordan's story is told through the alternating voices of six characters - Jamie, Ronsel, Laura, Henry, Florence and Hap. See more »

Goofs

Laura narrates the numbers for the lock she's opening, where she says the combination is 8-30-62, for the Confederate victory at the Battle of Richmond. August 30, 1862 was actually the Confederate victory at the Battle of Second Manassas, which occurred about 90 miles north of Richmond in Virginia. 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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Soundtracks

Chansons de Bord Pique la Baleine-Sur Pont de Morlaix
Traditional
Performed by Damia
Courtesy of Membran Rights Management Ltd.
By Arrangement with Membran Entertainment Group
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Unfocused and because of it clichéd, lost an opportunity to be better
21 November 2017 | by katish7See all my reviews

Gave it a 6 because it's very unfocused. I wonder if it's the fault of the screenplay or is the original book is that way too. It felt like big pieces were missing from the story or rather not needed there. By the end of the movie you realize that Carey Malligan's character wasn't really crucial to the main racism theme and two main characters involved in it, so it makes you wonder why the first part of the film actually focuses on her so much. It will be funny is she's nominated for this absolutely unnecessary role. I was more interested to find out more about 2 main characters, but because of the lack of the focus they both came up as cliché as well.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Vacherie, Louisiana, USA See more »

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$117,344
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2.39 : 1
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