Rating = B
It's an odd coming of age story
(with repeated consideration of what it means to be a man). Ellis, one of the two young
boys, is struggling with the meaning of love — between his parents, between Mud and his
his sometimes girlfriend Juniper, and between him and a slightly older girl he admires.
Meanwhile, in Ellis's outboard motorboat and on Neckbone's home built motorbike, the two
friend Neckbone are running all around the rural roads, bayous and small rivers on the
edge of the Mississippi River doing what they think is OK but getting into the middle of
trouble. The film starts slowly but builds nicely.
[2013-05-19, Cape Cinema, Dennis, MA]