Mud is a first-rate slice of Southern noir nestled along the muddy banks of the Mississippi. It is a fresh, 21st century slant on Huck Finn set in the recession days of ObamAmerica. The film examines the role of declining masculinity and how that impacts deteriorating relationship dynamics. This is writer/director Jeff Nichols’s third feature after Shotgun Stories (2007) and Take Shelter (2011). It continues his swift ascent to the ranks of the best working directors in the country right now.
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