If I could convince you to buy a Blu-ray blindly....

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  1. Jason Charlton

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    OK, that's it. That's the clincher right there. Now the trick will be avoiding any other information until I get a chance to see this for myself.

    Thanks for the heads up!
     
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    I'm not sure what Ron is hinting at but.....

    I thought the film should have ended on a mystery as to whether McConaughey was alive or dead. I'm guessing the director was pushed into making something that a more mainstream crowd would enjoy but it was out of place.

    As for McConaughey, he's probably the best actor working out there right now. He's always had the talent but usually put it on the back burner to be a "star" but now he seems to be wanting to take risks. KILLER JOE and THE PAPERBOY show that but there's also BERNIE, MUD and apparently DALLAS BUYERS CLUB has Oscar written all over it.
     
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    Ok Ron. Took your advice and bought this blind today at Best Buy for $11.99 with the upgrade and save coupon. From what you have said and what I have read, I think this film is right up my alley. Will check back here after my viewing.
     
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    Amazon shipped mine today.
     
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    Tino,
    That's a great price. I am getting mine from Amazon today (yes I bought
    the Blu-ray despite having a DVD screener) and plan on watching it again.

    So, I did find something abruptly odd about the film. Not sure if it was just
    me or anyone else found it odd.

    I will keep it in spoilers and as you guys get around to viewing this film I
    really want to know what you thought of it -and- if you felt the same oddness
    I did about...


    The ending credits....specifically the song.

    Here was this great American southern film with a twangy, southern
    soundtrack.

    But then....the film ends, the credits roll, and it's the Beach Boys
    singing Help Me Rhonda.

    I was like....WTF?! It sounds so out of place.

    Check back on the spoiler after you have seen the film
    and let me know if you felt the same way.

    Perhaps it was only me.

    Oh...and for the benefit of everyone in this thread, keep
    your response in spoilers.
     
  6. Cameron Yee

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    The song wasn't totally random. It was referenced earlier in the film as the kid's uncle's "let's get it on" song. I guess you could interpret that as Mud getting some kind of normal life.
     
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    Totally missed that reference Cameron. If that is the case then I apologize for making a big deal about it.
     
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    Ron,
    What would you consider an appropriate age for viewing this one to be? PG-13 is a tough rating, especially when it comes to subject matter. The last two films I saw were both PG-13 -- I took two 8-year-olds to see Pacific Rim and they loved it, but no way would I let them anywhere near The Perks of Being a Wallflower. :)
     
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    Hell, Manon of The Spring and Doc Hollywood are PG...With full frontals...
     
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    Grabbed a blu out of a redbox today and hope to watch it tomorrow morning.
     
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    I have been intrigued by this thread and the various reviews.

    I'm in. Coupons.com is also running a $3 coupon on this specific title.

    Just not sure when I'll get a chance to watch it.

    I have a similar question to Aaron's. Is there any/much violence or scary stuff in the film? I'm hoping to watch the film with my wife...but she's got issues with gore, fright, etc. I'm hoping that it's pretty much a straight drama.
     
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    There is a climactic shootout, but it doesn't contain in-your-face gore. Otherwise, it's a very unusual domestic-style drama. My review went up a few hours ago, and it contains some additional information you might find useful about the film's contents.
     
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    I'm glad I didn't pick this up today. Now I can get an additional $3 off!
     
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    It could go even cheaper if you price match the Target price at Best Buy.
     
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    Ron,

    I really have to thank you for starting this thread. MUD is a film that I had not heard of, but was intrigued by your comments and decided to make a blind purchase. My wife and I watched the film last night, and we both thoroughly enjoyed the movie. In fact, it has been quite awhile since I saw a new film that I enjoyed this much.

    The movie had a similar feel to another "coming of age" film for me -- Stand By Me. In fact, did Jacob Lofland as Neckbone remind anyone else of River Phoenix in that film?
     
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    Scott,

    That made my day. Really. I have so much confidence in this film
    that it was easy to ask members to gamble their savings on this one.

    I am so happy you enjoyed it.
     
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    Ron watched this last night, I totally agree with you about Mud. I would recommend this film to anyone. :thumbs-up-smiley:
     
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    Frankly, I don't have a problem with my kid seeing nudity in a movie (and you can be sure there won't be any in any newer PG movies anyway). Assuming it doesn't involve explicit sexual activity, of course -- I'm not uptight about the human body, but I'm not crazy either! ;) We were flipping around the TV recently and came across Vincent & Theo on MGM HD (the best free channel ever, BTW). The scene was of Van Gogh painting a nude model. Junior let out a quick "ew, gross!" but beyond that, we didn't make a big deal of it.

    I'm more concerned with adult subject matter or graphic violence.
     
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    About an hour in the movie and really like it so far. Unfortunately this Lionsgate disc has the pop up on pause menu that stays on the screen. Very annoying.
     

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