For Your Consideration: Mud
Most would call this a coming of age drama, but Mud is much more than that!
Matthew McConaughey stars as Mud, a fugitive who is hiding out on a small island in the Mississippi river. Mud is hopelessly in love with Juniper, played by Reese Witherspoon, and bounty hunters have made it impossible for the two to be together.
In a very Stand by Me sort of way, two young boys, Ellis (Tye Sheridan) and Neckbone (Jacob Lofland), discover Mud on the island, befriend him, and help him out—but not without putting themselves in danger as well.
I’m a huge McConaughey fan, and when he lets that southern drawl flow, I’m on board, but Sheridan is the stand out!
Mud is full of suspense, drama, love, friendship, action, with a little coming of age story thrown in.
Rating 4 stars!