Mud is a American coming-of-age drama film written and directed by Jeff Nichols. The film stars Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, Sam Shepard, and Reese Witherspoon. The film competed for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. It was shown at the Sundance Film Festival in January. Jeff Nichols (born December 7, ) is an American film director and screenwriter from Little Rock, Arkansas. He studied filmmaking at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Nichols has directed Shotgun Stories (), Take Shelter (), Mud () and Midnight Special (). Most recently, he directed. Directed by Jeff Nichols. With Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, Sam Shepard. Two young boys encounter a fugitive and form a pact to help him evade the vigilantes that are on his trail and to reunite him with his true love.
Mud has a stellar cast. Nichols knows they'll do the heavy lifting for him, and his nuanced direction and thoughtful visuals lets them do exactly that. May 20, | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review Francesca Rudkin · New Zealand Herald. A Huckleberry Finn-type tale with edges, Mud is an adolescent adventure that should charm. 25 Apr It was only in the late s, just as sound came in, that Hollywood realized its audience had achieved a demographic balance: there were as many people living in the cities as in the country. Today it's nearly five to one in favor of cities. That shift helps to account for the decrease in rural films. Sound meant. 2 May Three films in, Jeff Nichols is where – presumably – he wants to be. Mud, the watery adventure yarn he wrote and directed, has just become a bona fide commercial hit in the US – landing 11th place in the charts and taking $m (£ m) on its opening weekend. Not bad for a film that, despite a topline cast.
19 Apr Jeff Nichols, who directed “Shotgun Stories” and “Take Shelter,” spins another Southern tale with “Mud.”. 26 Apr Starring Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon, Mud is Nichols' highest profile (and biggest budget) film so far, and sees him continuing to tell bold and highly cinematic stories. It concerns two Arkansas teenagers, Ellis (Tree of Life's Tye Sheridan) and Neckbone (Jacob Lofland), living on the.