‘Mud’ Casts McConaughey, Witherspoon and Tye Sheridan

Matthew McConaugheyI am inexplicably drawn to the plot of Mud: a fugitive on the run befriends a fourteen year-old boy who helps him escape the authorities and bounty hunters in order to return to the love of his life. It doesn’t sound all too imaginative. It’s not especially inspiring. It sounds pretty run of the mill, actually. But for some reason, I am enthralled.

Matthew McConaughey will play Mud, the man on the run from all things good and evil, with the simple wish of drinking in the splendor of love once more. Playing Ellis, Mud’s teenaged confidante, is The Tree of Life‘s Tye Sheridan. And, finally, as the sought-after leading lady: Reese Witherspoon.

So WHAT IS IT that makes this movie so… invigorating? Is it the blunt simplicity of the title? The mismatched pair of conman and middle schooler? Is it the Witherspoon? COULD IT BE THE WITHERSPOON? Probably. Everytime I think of Reese Witherspoon, I think of this. And that just makes my day.

Source: Comingsoon

Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.

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