15th May 2013
It wasn’t until the credits of Take Shelter that I realised that director Jeff Nichols is the sibling of the Lucero frontman, Ben Nichols. However, after watching Mud, the resemblance is pretty clear.
Mud is a boys’ own kind of story, and it feels like it come straight from the pages of Mark Twain, Willy Vlautin or Eric Miles Williamson. It follows two teenage boys, Ellis (Tye Sheridan) and Neckbone (Jacob Lofland) from rural Arkansas who happen across a stranger called Mud (Matthew McConaughey) living. . . . . . . .
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