Ever since I’ve started to become a Matthew McConaughey fan after a string of great performances from True Detective, Wolf of Wall Street, Dallas Buyer’s Club, Magic Mike I decided to check out this little indy film from early last year. Mud is a Tom Sawyeresque tale of two boys in Mississippi who like to explore islands in the delta and come across a mysterious outlaw hiding out in a boat stuck in a tree. They develop a friendship that you know isn’t going to end well, but you wonder where it will lead. It’s full of excellent actors and the characterizations are excellent.
I was reminded of when I was a kid and liked to explore woods and places. It’s another great notch is McConaughey’s acting belt. Well worth checking out.