Monday, May 6, 2013

Mud, the Movie --- Day 2/120

Walk: JCCSF, Mindful Body
Distance: 2.5 miles, take yoga class, teach two privates

Speaking of Santa Fe, 69 year old resident, Sam Shepard is excellent in Mud.  And, Matthew McConaughey, is outstanding in his journey from pretty boy to more and more dark roles.  I love the dark Matthew and admire whatever decision he made to walk in this direction.  Not sure if the star of the film is Mathew or the amazing Tye Sheridan.  Tye is 16 now but younger when his nuanced, completely believable character was filmed.

Huckleberry Finn is one of my favorite books, and it is quietly at the heart of Mud.  But even if I had never read the book  and didn't pick up on some of the references, I would like and admire this movie.  Coming of age, essay on love, marriage, how we do or do not mature, and more.  Long, slow, worth it.

Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, Matthew McConaughey

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