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TCC Films: Mud

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Mud

Mud is the coming of age story of two fourteen year old boys, Ellis and Neckbone, who encounter a fugitive hiding on an island in Mississippi and decide to help him. When Ellis, who is a romantic and believes in love, though he has few examples of it in his actual life, comes to believe that Mud (played by Matthew McConaughey) is on the run because he committed a crime out of love for his girlfriend Juniper (played by Reese Witherspoon), Ellis is deeply moved and begins to make great sacrifices on behalf of the couple. All of the performances are excellent but little Ellis, who longs to believe in love even though it didn’t work out for his own parents, is the heart of this film. PG-13.