The reviews of Mud are super good and it is a very good movie but not as GREAT as I expected. On the other hand, it is well worth your while to go see it if you haven’t; it gives a road map to big life challenges such as: fathers/sons, mentors/mentees (all male). Most of this film is about these relationships with a few scenes and subplots about mothers/sons, mothers/husbands, coming of age for 14 year old boys, and women as objects.
This is also very insightful about coming of age for two boys who are from the “wrong side of the tracks” in the south. The accents and profiles are quite accurate, at least from my perspective. The acting by the two boys is amazingly wonderful in the coming of age wrinkles and their straight-up view of life. I have always been a fan of Matthew McConaughey and Sam Shepard (who is showing his age).
I almost left in the middle, as I was concerned about where the plot was going and didn’t really want to go there. The acting, music, cinematography was superb. The ending was lame but doesn’t ruin the movie. I give it four stars and encourage you to see it…
Morton of Dallas
“Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.” (movies too)
-Leonardo da Vinci