“Mud” – film review

Excellent movie review by Rich Voza of Brainsnorts!

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When the person you look up to the most is a homeless murderer pursued by both the police and bounty hunters, there probably won’t be a whole lot of good in your life.  And when your best friend’s name is Neckbone, you have to start to wonder.  Ellis, 14, is quietly waiting for something.  His parents, on the verge of divorce, won’t talk.  Their home, on a dock that floats on the Arkansas side of a Mississippi River branch, will soon be taken by the river authority.  Can it get any worse?

Like most teen boys in the summer, Ellis (Tye Sheridan) and Neckbone (Jacob Lofland) like to explore.  Rumor has it that a recent storm left a boat in a tree on a small, river island.  Up early one morning, they take a skiff to find out.  Not only do they find the boat exactly according to the rumor, but…

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