Going into this movie, I only had a vague idea of what it was about and no clue where the independent-style plot would lead. Just search for your favourite movie and watch it now on 9kmovies. It turned out to be nothing like I imagined, but almost everything that I was hoping for. Two small-town boys of Arkansas Ellis, played by Tye Sheridan, and Neckbone, played by Jacob Lofland, go out to an island on the Mississippi river one day to find a boat stuck in a tree claim it for their own.
In return the ark awaits food
But when they find it, they discover that someone else has claimed it already, a very scraggly, dirty looking man called “Mud.” Played by Matthew McConaughey. Mud says he’s waiting for someone and offers to give the boys the boat in return for them bringing him food while he waits. He’s waiting for his longtime on-again-off-again girlfriend (Reese Witherspoon), with whom he has a rocky past.
Mud is a free film and it feels every inch
He also happens to be a wanted man, and the authorities are closing in on him. But Ellis wants to help him be with his true love. He’s barely clinging to the hope that love like that exists in the world, so he jumps in willingly to lend a hand. But he gets more than he bargained for. And so does Mud. Mud is an independent film and feels it every inch.
Dirty words and lots of meanings to find meaning
The script is precise, nuanced and has a character of its own, and the dialogue is easy and natural, and no one ever speaks in “plot points.” It’s also set in the very rural south, so every 9kmovies character seems to be thinking twice as much as they ever say. You have to sift through the murky words to find the meaning, and there’s lots of meaning. It’s very laid-back in pace but still builds tension very effectively.
The style of filming is also very effective in this regard
The tension grows slowly from the very first scene to the climax with not a single break, but unforced, and so smoothly that you hardly notice. The filming style is also very effective in that way, and the cinematography — even though the location was either the dirty Mississippi river or a shabby little town nearby, there’s no other way to describe it except “beautiful.” Usually, when you think of beautiful cinematography, a requirement would be a stunning location to shoot (and then airbrush).
The main reason for my real interest came from acting
Still, despite the grit and the grime and the sparseness of the location, I was struck by the boldly eloquent look of this film. The main reason for my original interest came from the 9kmovies acting side, as is typical for me. And I wasn’t let down. Matthew McConaughey makes you all but forget he’s Matthew McConaughey with this wild-looking, tan, drawling and complex character. But Tye Sheridan is the main character, really, and he doesn’t let the considerably more seasoned actor overshadow his equally complex and fantastic character.
The story of an age to come or an action thriller
No one’s lying about this kid. He’s talented; the longer the movie ran, the more impressive his performance grew. He has a natural and sure style which makes him a perfect fit for. This movie graced with the 9kmovies same qualities. So what is this movie? Is it a love story? An adventure tale? A gritty character drama? A mystery, a coming-of-age story, or an action thriller? Absolutely.
Much was said about the sometimes bitter realities of love and life
Elements of each are present in varying amounts. And don’t forget it’s an indie film, which is a whole genre of its own. Just search for your favourite movie and watch it now on mkvmad. Anyway, I guess it depends on which angle you look at from. From mine, a lot was being said about love and the sometimes harsh realities of life, and with a surprisingly positive outlook.
I couldn’t help but smile and think I didn’t want to end it
But mainly, all I know is that more than once, as it deviated from and exceeded. My expectations yet again, surprising and charming me all over again, I couldn’t help but smile and think that I didn’t want it to end.