Tackling a number of issues without being about any one thing, Mudbound examines themes of class, race, war, and alcoholism that add up to more than the sum of their parts, becoming a portrait of the messiness of our individual points-of-view—how they make us human but also how they can tear us apart.
Set in the rural American South during World War II, Dee Rees' Mudbound is an epic story of two families pitted against one another by a ruthless social hierarchy, yet bound together by the shared farmland of the Mississippi Delta.
The poverty on the farm is visceral. No matter what stations in life these characters hold, they are painted in mud, and no amount of money can save them from it.
Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture - Mary J. Blige - Nominee