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2012 film by Jeff Nichols


Released 26 May 2012 (11 years, 1 months ago)

Director Jeff Nichols
Duration 131 minutes
Genre coming-of-age story and drama film
Production company FilmNation Entertainment
Country of origin United States of America
Screenwriter Jeff Nichols
Producer Sarah Green

About Mud

Mud: A Southern Gothic Tale of Love and Redemption

Matthew McConaughey delivers a career-defining performance in Jeff Nichols' haunting and beautiful film, Mud. Set in the rural South, the movie tells the story of two teenage boys who befriend a mysterious fugitive named Mud (McConaughey) hiding out on an island in the Mississippi River. As they help him evade the law and reunite with his lost love (Reese Witherspoon), the boys learn about love, loyalty, and the harsh realities of life.

Nichols' direction is masterful, capturing the beauty and brutality of the Southern landscape and creating a sense of foreboding that lingers long after the credits roll. The supporting cast, including Sam Shepard and Michael Shannon, is outstanding, and the film's themes of redemption and forgiveness are handled with subtlety and grace.

Mud was a critical and commercial success, earning rave reviews and grossing over $30 million worldwide. It was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and won the Robert Altman Award at the Independent Spirit Awards.

In a career marked by ups and downs, Mud stands out as one of McConaughey's finest performances, and a testament to his talent as an actor. As Rolling Stone's Peter Travers wrote in his review, "McConaughey is a revelation, giving a performance of such fierce intensity and emotional depth that it feels like a gift to the audience."


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Cast and crew

Cast and crew listed below. See if you can find out who is who from the stats below.


87 years, 4 months, 16 days


26 years, 7 months, 3 days

Born first

12 February 1936

Died first

27 July 2017

Born last

11 November 1996

Died last

27 July 2017

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