In recent years, Netflix has built a reputation for offering some of television’s best shows but with 2015’s Beasts of No Nation, the streaming giant proved that it could provide compelling film experiences as well. Mudbound is Netflix’s most recent exclusive film release and one that aims to be the first of its kind to receive an Academy Award nomination.
Mudbound is a story of two families struggling to survive in the Mississippi Delta in the 1940s. The central focus of the film is the two families’ sons, who return home from war and are faced with dealing with PTSD and racism in rural Mississippi. The two sons, Jaime McAllen (played by Garrett Hedlund), and Ronsel Jackson (Jason Mitchell) share a bond in their combat experiences and are both struggling to adjust to life back home.