Director: Jeff Nichols
Running time: 130 mins Released: 10th May 2013
Web site: mud-themovie.com
Two teenagers meet a fugitive in rural Arkansas in this drama from the director of the acclaimed Take Shelter. Sensitive, quiet Ellis (Tye Sheridan) and his more precocious friend Neckbone (Jacob Loftland) come across Mud (Matthew McConaughey) hiding in an old boat on the Mississippi. He tells them that he is on the run from a gang who want to kill him and he's hoping to escape and reunite with the great love of his life, Juniper (Reese Witherspoon). The boys are sceptical but bored with helping out at home and they start to sneak food out to him. Later Ellis, a romantic soul who sees the trouble in his own parents' relationship, meets Juniper and becomes determined to assist Mud with his happy-ever-after.