DVD & Blu-ray review: Mud (12)

Mike Nichols's excellent rite-of-passage drama channels Whistle Down The Wind, Stand By Me and, mainly, Huckleberry Finn. Two 14-year-olds, Ellis and Neckbone, unearth a charismatic fugitive, Mud (Matthew McConaughey), hiding out near the Mississippi river. He impresses the noble Ellis, in particular, with his enduring love for a childhood sweetheart (Reese Witherspoon), so he promises to …

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