[rating=4]Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, Sarah Paulson, Ray McKinnon, Bonnie Sturdivant, Sam Sheppard, Michael Shannon and Joe Don Baker
Writer(s): Jeff Nichols
Director(s): Jeff Nichols
“Ellis” (Sheridan) and “Neckbone” (Lofland) are two teen boys living on a river in Arkansas who make an amazing find one day. A boat, stuck in a tree. They immediately decide it is theirs, until they look inside and discover that someone is living there. There being a somewhat remote island up-river from where they live. The boat’s occupant is Matthew McConaughey, who tells them his name is “Mud” and he wants to make a deal with the boys. If they will supply him with food, he will let them have the boat. He’s waiting to meet someone and once that someone and he connect, he’s leaving. The boys agree to the deal.