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Overall C

Exploring along the river, two young boys (Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland) encounter a man (Matthew McConaughey) who is hiding from the law while trying to find his true love (Reese Witherspoon).

Violence C
Sexual Content B-
Profanity C-
Substance Use C

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violence, sexual references, language, thematic elements and smoking.

Talk to your kids about…


How is marriage portrayed in this story? How does the separation of Ellis’ parents’ marriage affect the teen? How is love portrayed in other relationships?

How do the boys justify stealing items for Mud?

What role does the river play in the lives of the people who live on it or alongside it?


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