In the tense and resonant drama Mud, two boys—Ellis (Tye Sheridan) and his friend Neckbone (Jacob Lofland)—find a fugitive named Mud (Matthew McConaughey) hiding out on an island in the Mississippi River. Mud describes fantastic scenarios—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 (Reese Witherspoon), who is waiting for him in town. Skeptical but intrigued, Ellis and Neckbone agree to help him. It isn't long until Mud's visions come true and their small town is besieged by a beautiful girl with a line of bounty hunters in tow. Also starring Sam Shepard and Michael Shannon, Mud is written and directed by Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter). Official Web Site

Director:

Jeff Nichols

Cast:

Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Sam Shepard, Michael Shannon, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland

MPAA Rating:

PG-13

Run Time:

2hrs 10mins

Release Year:

2012

Country Of Origin:

USA