Writer: Jeff Nichols
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland
Two teenage boys encounter a fugitive and form a pact to help him evade the bounty hunters on his trail and to reunite him with his true love.
Mud is Jeff Nichols followup to his excellent atmospheric 'Take Shelter'. This film is also set in rural America and is basically a coming of age story. When you strip it down it is very cliched, but being in the good hands of Jeff Nichols and the excellent cast it is a very good watch. You care enough for the characters to be quite happy with the feel good nature of it even though the central story is flimsy at best.
Didn't realize it was Reese Witherspoon playing the character of Juniper. Michael Shannon also plays a small role in this film.