Mudbound movie quotes help tell the story portrayed in the film about racial tensions on the farmlands of Mississippi in the 1940s. The drama movie was directed by Dee Rees using a screenplay she and Virgin Williams adapted from the book of the same name by Hillary Jordan. Mudbound opened theatrically on November 17, 2017, and went on to earn Oscar and Golden Globe nominations.
In Mudbound, the story of two families in Mississippi during World War II are chronicled. The McAllan family consists of Henry (Jason Clarke), wife Laura (Carey Mulligan), brother Jamie (Garrett Hedlund) and racist father Pappy (Jonathan Banks). They run a farm which employs members of the Jackson family including father Hap (Rob Morgan), mother Florence (Mary J. Blige) and son Ronsel (Jason Mitchell). The setting is dull, hapless and brown as the mud of the land is as comforting as the poverty the residents live in.
Both Jamie and Ronsel join the military, with Jamie in the Air Force and Ronsel in the Army, and both serve in the war before returning home to the farm. Afterwards, the two form a unique bond over their experiences at war, but their friendship is not tolerated by Pappy or others in the community. It's just a symptom of the overall unhappiness of those on the farm, including Laura, who is in love with Jamie, and Henry as they operate the farm and Hap and Florence, who work tirelessly even though they know their lives are all about working their butts off for the white folk.