Mud starts Matthew McConaughey is an outlaw, hillbilly named Mud.  It’s a coming-of-age story centered mostly around a boy and his friend that stumble upon Mud hiding out on an island.  Mud is trying to reconnect with his lost love, played by Reese Witherspoon, in an unusually sleazy role for her.

Mud is in love with this woman, who has gotten him into so much trouble, there are a group of men hunting him.  Fortunately, he recruits the kids to get him supplies and help him refurbish a boat.  Sam Sheperd stars as Mud’s not-so-mysterious friend.  The final action scene, with regard to Sam Sheperd, is a bit convenient, but everything else is pretty spot on.

Tye Sheridan plays Ellis, a kid whose parents’ marriage is falling apart as well as their way of life along the river.  Ellis helps Mud because he wants to believe in Mud’s love and if he can help the outlaw, then maybe his parents have a chance.  But Ellis is force to face some reality.  McConaughey isn’t too annoying, but is model-esque abs seem out of place in one scene.

Overall, this isn’t a bad rental on Netflix.  Check it out.