This was such a fun movie! Check it out if you liked Stand By Me.
Told mostly from the kids' perspective, they stumble upon an island with a homeless (don't call him a hobo!) Matthew McConaughey living on a boat stuck in a tree.
Saw this at Sundance London this weekend. Jeff Nichols was there for a Q&A, took a pic with him. Super rad and funny dude. It came out on Friday in USA, but will come out on May 10th in UK. Absolutely go see it if it plays near you.
Jeff Nichols on a directing hat-trick. He did Take Shelter with Michael Shannon before, which was my favorite movie of 2011. Lighter in tone to Jeff Nichols' previous movies, but it gets damn intense at the end where you care enough about the characters to appreciate the gravity. Fantastic cast of child and adult actors, great sunny visuals, and again great music by David Wingo with some of Ben Nichols' songs. Yes, McConaughey does go shirtless lol. The child actors were brilliant, I knew Tye Sheridan looked familiar (he was in Tree of Life which had the same producer as Mud so that's how he got cast). The audience in the Sundance screening loved the smartass but pragmatic Neckbone (yes, that's the character's name), laughing at pretty much everything he said.
If you're tired of boring action movies and lazy comedies but still just want a good Summertime movie, THIS IS IT.
Oh, here's a trailer but I'd avoid it if you want to go in fresh and experience a good Southern adventure: