MUD Opens Friday 4/26; Held Over: THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES

mud-movie-poster-2-642x362MUD is an adventure about two boys, Ellis and his friend Neckbone, who find a man named Mud hiding out on an island in the Mississippi River. Mud describes fantastic scenarios-he killed a man in Texas and vengeful bounty hunters are coming to get him. He says he is planning to meet and escape with the love of his life, Juniper, who is waiting for him in town. Skeptical but intrigued, Ellis and Neckbone agree to help him. It isn’t long until Mud’s visions come true and their small town is besieged by a beautiful girl with a line of bounty hunters in tow.

michael shannonBolstered by a strong performance from Matthew McConaughey in the title role, Mud offers an engaging Southern drama that manages to stay sweet and heartwarming without being sappy. The cast also includes Sam Shephard, Reese Witherspoon and of course, Lexington native Michael Shannon who has appeared in all of director Jeff Nichols’ films! trailer