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Issue: Winter 2012

Mud (2012) movie review

The Course of True Love

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Two young boys encounter a fugitive and form a pact to help him evade the bounty hunters on his trail and to reunite him with his true love. (source: IMDB)

Don't let the presence of Matthew McConaughey fool you, this film is neither an adventure, nor a romantic comedy. It is a slow, long-winded tale told from the point of view of two youngsters.

Really, really slow. You won't believe how slowly this film makes time go by.

Avoid it.

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by Ali Kayn
Australian release 10 May 2012
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See also: Matthew McConaughey (Sahara, Mud, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Edtv, Amistad, Contact, The Newton Boys)

Just the facts:

Title: Mud (2012)
Written by: Jeff Nichols
Directed by: Jeff Nichols
Running time: 130 mins

The Players: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Tye Sheridan, Sam Shephard, Sarah Paulson, Joe Don Baker

Official website:
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