Mud
Excellent folloy up to Take Shelter from director Jeff Nichols, starring Matthew McConaughey as a fugitive hiding out in the bayous of Arkansas, who is discovered by two young lads, each facing their own coming-of-age issues. They befriend the man, known only as Mud, and agree to help him contact his lover (Reece Witherspoon), while helping him evade a gang of violent bounty hunters.

Boasting a host of strong performances, not least from McConaughey and youngster Tye Sheridan, and great sense of place, Mud is an excellent drama that ranks as one of the best American films of the year, despite also feeling like the type of Young Adult story you were made to read in school, back before they were all about boy wizards and teeage vampires.

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