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).
Why Is Mud Rated PG-13?
Mud is rated PG-13 for some violence, sexual references, language, thematic elements and smoking.
Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Mud...
Violence: A man punches a woman and pushes her to the ground threatening her with a knife. When another character intervenes he is punched and threatened. Characters are involved in fistfights. A boy is bitten by a snake. Characters surround a house and fire shots into it. Some characters are killed. A body is seen lying in a pool of blood. A character slaps another. A character packs a gun for protection.
Sexual Content: Two boys find a stack of pornographic magazines featuring scantily clad women on the cover. A boy asks his friend if he touched a girl’s breasts. A girl kisses a boy. Some crude sexual innuendo is included.
Language: The script contains frequent scatological slang, some terms of Deity and other profanities. Crude sexual comments and slang terms, along with a sexual hand gesture are also included.
Alcohol / Drug Use: One character smokes on several occasions. Others drink in a bar or at home. Characters talk about drinking.
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Mark Twain’s story The Adventures of Huck Finn also features two boys who meet a fugitives along the banks of a river. The young actor Tye Sheridan can also be seen in The Tree of Life. Another child lives at the mercy of a great river in Beasts of the Southern Wild.
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Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Details on home video releases of Mud...
Mud is releasing to home video (Blu-ray/Ultraviolet Digital Copy) on August 6, 2013. Bonus extras include:
- Audio commentary with Writer/Director Jeff Nichols
- “A Very Personal Tale: Writing and Directing Mud” featurette
- “The Arkansas Ensemble: The Distinctive Characters and Cast of Mud” featurette
- “Southern Authenticity: Shooting the Real Arkansas” featurette
- “The Snake Pit: The Slithering Costars of Mud” featurette