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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.

Director:

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

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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Genres:

Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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With this film, Mary J. Blige becomes the first black 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 actor of any race (male or female) to be directed to an Oscar nomination by a black female director, as well as the first black female actor to be directed to an Oscar nomination by a female director (of any race). See more »

Goofs

The film opens in the evening with the brothers desperately trying to finish digging a grave before the storm arrives (there is no obvious reason for the rush). The rain arrives and the hole fills with mud. The next scene shows them putting the coffin in the hole, the next day, with no mud. 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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John the Revelator
Written by Blind Willie Johnson (as Willie Johnson)
Performed by Blind Willie Johnson
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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This FIlm is engrossing, endearing, enveloping, and enthralling...
15 September 2017 | by ArthurMausserSee all my reviews

I WikiFLix Sneakpeaked this one. The acting is superb. The Cinematography is crisp, gritty and very believable. It is refreshing to have a movie entertain you WITHOUT over the top action & coffee shop contrived dialogue. The story line unfolds in a way that keeps you captivated with nostalgia and wonder of what will happen next. This will definitely be nominated for an Oscar. It could be the first Best Picture win for Netflix! Garrett Hedlund & Dee Rees will have a great chance of winning awards as well. I would like to go into further detail about the movie but will refrain from spoiling anything. All I can say is that this 20th Century drama captures the normal events in the Deep South to perfection. You are going to want to have food & drink near you couch to avoid having to hit the pause button...


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mudbound See more »

Filming Locations:

Vacherie, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$85,955
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Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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