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Mud

Rated PG-13 for some violence, sexual references, language, thematic elements and smoking.

PG-13 In Theaters 04/26/2013 , 130min.
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Plot & Details

'MUD' is an adventure about two boys, Ellis (Tye Sheridan) and his friend Neckbone (Jacob Lofland), who find a man named Mud (Matthew McConnaughey) hiding out on an island in the Mississippi. Mud describes fantastic scenarios-he killed a man in Texas and vengeful bounty hunters are coming to get him. He says he is planning to meet and escape with the love of his life, Juniper (Reese Witherspoon), who is waiting for him in town. Skeptical but intrigued, Ellis and Neckbone agree to help him. It isn't long until Mud's visions come true and their small town is besieged by a beautiful girl with a line of bounty hunters in tow.

Cannes Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Cannes Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Detroit Film Critics Society

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actor Matthew McConaughey Nominated

Independent Spirit Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 Independent Spirit Awards Best Director Jeff Nichols Nominated
2013 Independent Spirit Awards Robert Altman Award Francine Maisler Won
2013 Independent Spirit Awards Robert Altman Award Jacob Lofland Nominated
2013 Independent Spirit Awards Robert Altman Award Won
2013 Independent Spirit Awards Robert Altman Award Sam Shepard Won
2013 Independent Spirit Awards Robert Altman Award Tye Sheridan Won
2013 Independent Spirit Awards Robert Altman Award Sarah Paulson Won
2013 Independent Spirit Awards Robert Altman Award Jeff Nichols Won
2013 Independent Spirit Awards Robert Altman Award Paul Sparks Won
2013 Independent Spirit Awards Robert Altman Award Ray McKinnon Won
2013 Independent Spirit Awards Robert Altman Award Reese Witherspoon Won
2013 Independent Spirit Awards Robert Altman Award Michael Shannon Nominated
2013 Independent Spirit Awards Robert Altman Award Matthew McConaughey Won
2013 Independent Spirit Awards Robert Altman Award Joe Don Baker Won

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 National Board of Review Best Independent Film Won

Sundance Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 Sundance Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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