Mudbound

Mudbound

  • Director | Dee Rees
  • Writer | Virginal Williams, Dee Rees
  • Cast | Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke, Garrett Hedlund, Mary J. Blige, Jason Mitchell
  • Distributor | Netflix
Logline

Two men 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.

Synopsis

In the aftermath of WWII, somewhere in the muddy Mississippi Delta, two families–one black, the Jacksons, and the other white, the McAllans–are forced to share the same patch of land, keeping a frail race-based peace with each other. However, as they both struggle with hardship and dire poverty, the long-awaited return of two war veterans–Ronsel, the Jacksons’ eldest son, and Jamie, Henry McAllan’s younger brother–will unexpectedly nurture a budding friendship that transcends prejudice and race. But, in the end, against a backdrop of fevered Mississippi sunsets and vitriolic racism, life can be hard when the law of the land is still segregation and hatred. And then, no one can be safe.

Runtime

134 minutes

Awards
  • 2018 Academy Awards
  • Nominated, Best Achievement in Cinematography (Rachel Morrison)
  • Nominated, Best Original Song (Mary J. Blige, Taura Stinson, Raphael Saadiq)
  • Nominated, Best Adapted Screenplay (Virgil Williams, Dee Rees)
  • Nominated, Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Mary J. Blige)
  • 2018 Golden Globes
  • Nominated, Best Original Song (Mary J. Blige, Raphael Saadiq)
  • Nominated, Best Performance by Actress in a Supporting Role (Mary J. Blige)
  • 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards
  • Winner, Robert Altman Award
  • 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards
  • Nominated, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in Supporting Role (Mary J. Blige)
  • Nominated, Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
  • 2018 Writers Guild of America
  • Nominated, Adapted Screenplay (Virgil Williams, Dee Rees)