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#21 of 74 Jason Charlton

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Posted July 30 2013 - 12:30 PM

As more of you watch this film over the next two weeks, I have a very

important question to ask you about a choice that was made in this film

that seemed VERY odd and out of place.

 

Let's wait till everyone catches up and talk about it after release date.

 

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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#22 of 74 Michael Elliott

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Posted July 30 2013 - 06:16 PM

I'm not sure what Ron is hinting at but.....

 

Spoiler
 

 

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.



#23 of 74 Tino

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Posted August 06 2013 - 11:35 AM

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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#24 of 74 schan1269

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Posted August 06 2013 - 11:43 AM

Amazon shipped mine today.

#25 of 74 Ronald Epstein

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Posted August 06 2013 - 11:45 AM

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...

 

 

Spoiler

 

Perhaps it was only me.

 

Oh...and for the benefit of everyone in this thread, keep

your response in spoilers.


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Posted August 06 2013 - 11:53 AM

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#27 of 74 Ronald Epstein

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Posted August 06 2013 - 11:58 AM

Totally missed that reference Cameron. If that is the case then I apologize for making a big deal about it.

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Posted August 06 2013 - 12:47 PM

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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Posted August 06 2013 - 12:53 PM

Hell, Manon of The Spring and Doc Hollywood are PG...

With full frontals...

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Posted August 06 2013 - 04:35 PM

Grabbed a blu out of a redbox today and hope to watch it tomorrow morning.
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Posted August 06 2013 - 06:34 PM

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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Posted August 06 2013 - 06:38 PM

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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Posted August 06 2013 - 06:42 PM

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.

 

I'm glad I didn't pick this up today. Now I can get an additional $3 off!


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Posted August 06 2013 - 06:49 PM

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.

:thumbsup:

 

I'm glad I didn't pick this up today. Now I can get an additional $3 off!

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Posted August 06 2013 - 07:28 PM

It could go even cheaper if you price match the Target price at Best Buy.
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Posted August 07 2013 - 06:38 AM

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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Posted August 07 2013 - 06:59 AM

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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Posted August 07 2013 - 08:02 AM

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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Posted August 07 2013 - 08:04 AM

Hell, Manon of The Spring and Doc Hollywood are PG...

With full frontals...

 

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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Posted August 07 2013 - 08:37 AM

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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