Review: MUDBOUND

By Renee’ C.

Rating: 4 (Out of 5 Reels)

Two men, Jamie McAllan (Garrett Hedlund) and Ronsel Jackson (Jason Mitchell), return home from World War II to work on a farm in rural Mississippi, where they struggle to deal with racism and adjusting to life after war (IMDB).

This film is gritty and not easy to watch at times because of the overt racism and daily struggles of everyday life in rural Mississippi after the Second World War. Families were struggling to make a living and keep their children fed. If that was not bad enough add the constant every day, racism and you cannot help but be depressed.

Jamie and Ronsel return home after the war trying to fit back into everyday life and there are with obstacles at every turn. Both turn to alcohol and commiserate with each other about what happened to them during the war. This commiseration helps both get things out and begin to move on with their lives.

This film is raw and is not something the younger crowd will probably like. It is an incredibly well written, acted and made film. The subject matter may be rough but everyone should be aware of what went on in the past hopefully not to repeat it in the future.  Mudbound is available on Netflix starting November 17, 2017 and will open in a few select theaters (not in Austin, Texas).

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