Mud

Mud ★★★★

After the let down of Take Shelter (good movie, bad ending), I wasn't sure what I was going to get with Mud. I thought maybe this Jeff Nichols guy has a lot of good premises, but doesn't know where to go with them. I ended up really liking Mud. It's a great coming of age movie about idealistic love. The boys, McKinnon and McConaughey are all great. Reese "Two-Lump" Witherspoon doesn't ruin anything, but doesn't add to it either. The majority of the theater audience I saw it with were old and couldn't see or hear, so I got to hear the dialog and explanation of scenes from multiple people throughout the movie. This is always helpful.