When a movie is made in your area, what do you do?
The Jeff Nichols’ coming of age independent film, Mud, starring Matthew McConaughey, Sam Shepard, Tye Sheridan and Reese Witherspoon was filmed in southeast Arkansas in November 2011 and our area was star struck.
When Mud was released, it wasn’t showing in any local theaters. So we loaded up Pearlie Mae, my Prius v, and drove to the big city of Little Rock to see it. On the way from Lake Village, we stopped in Dumas and picked up Cassie Jo and reenacted a scene from the movie.
In the movie, Reese was in room 210 at the Executive Inn in Dumas. Do you think anyone will stay there just for the reason that Reese was in there? The Trip Advisor review isn’t stellar but there’s always room for improvement.
We arrived to the movie theater just before it began and the theater was packed. The only seats left were on the front row. That is a little too close for me but I loved the movie. Not only was it enjoyable to see local landmarks, the movie was good and worth seeing. I will definitely be watching it again and can’t wait for my husband to see it.
It brought back great memories of when our town and surrounding areas were buzzing with star sightings and movie rumors.
When Matthew was staying and filming at a local hunting camp, I got to see which of my friends had stalker tendencies. This person is a huge fan of Matthew and even tried to detour him to her house. Pretty darn moxie-licious (I just made that up) if you ask me.
Have you seen the movie Mud yet?
You gotta love a movie about the mighty Mississippi River and Arkansas.