The Mudge Boy

Synopsis: Sensitive, somewhat effeminate farm-boy Duncan Mudge can barely cope with grim, since Ma's death even gloomier father Edgar's manly expectations, and seeks comfort in petting a chicken he associates with his late Ma. Macho mate Perry Foley, who has it physically even harder on his dad's farm, usually comforts Duncan and defends his 'wimpiness' to their cocky ruffian mates Travis, Scotty and Brent. But although clearly attracted to gentle gentile Ducan himself, the socially unacceptable suggestion of 'sissy' homosexuality makes Perry over-react and turn on his friend.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Michael Burke
Production: Strand Releasing
  1 win & 2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.2
Metacritic:
62
Rotten Tomatoes:
77%
R
Year:
2003
94 min
119 Views


[ PANTING 1

[ PANTING 1

[ COUGHING ]

SHE'S NOT COMING TODAY.

TOMORROW EITHER.

HELLO, MISS POLLY-O.

THANK YOU, HANNAH.

WOW, COUSIN JESSICA.

YOUR FIRST THIS WEEK.

MOM WOULD HAVE BEEN VERY PROUD.

HI, CHICKEN.

HEY.

I CAN CLEAN IT UP.

GO IN THE HOUSE.

BRING THEM EGGS:

WITH YOU.

MISS BLODGETT SAID YOU SHOULD

FIX THE FRONT STEP.

MM-HMM.

HOW WAS YOUR DAY?

IT WAS FINE.

HOW'S YOUR SUPPER?

IT'S GOOD.

"HOW WAS YOUR DAY, DUNCAN?"

GOOD.

"DID YOU TELL YOUR FATHER

ABOUT OLD RED HEN?"

"I HAD TO BURY ANOTHER ONE"

"OF MY CHICKENS TODAY,

EDGAR -- OLD AGE."

"DUNCAN PLAYED THE MINISTER.

SHOULD'VE SEEN HIM--"

JUST DON'T.

"NOW, EDGAR,"

"DEATH'S AS MUCH

A PART OF LIFE AS LIVING."

STOP, STOP IT. STOP IT!

I'M GOING TO HAVE A SMOKE.

[ COUGHING ]

[ FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING ]

THAT IT?

THAT'S ALL OF IT.

LOOK AT THAT.

FOLLOWS HIM LIKE

A LITTLE PUPPY DOG.

THAT CHICKEN BELONGS

WITH THE OTHERS.

NACNUD EGDUM --

THAT'S MY NAME BACKWARDS.

DUNCAN MUDGE IS:

NACNUD EGDUM.

YOU GO...M-U-D-G-E,

E-G-D-U-M.

EGDUM.

EGG DUMB, HUH?

YEAH, IT'S KIND OF FUNNY.

YOU CAN DO ANYTHING.

JUSTER PELKEY IS, UH--

HOW ABOUT TAKING

SOME CHICKENS HOME?

THAT WOULD:

BE GREAT.

OK.

GO GRAB HIM TWO GOOD ONES.

THEY ARE NOT YOURS TO GIVE.

YOU MIND:

YOUR MANNERS:

AND GET THE MAN:

HIS CHICKENS.

HEY...

YOU HEAR ME?

I DON'T WANT TO

CAUSE TROUBLE--

YOU AIN' TROUBLE.

SORRY, JUSTER.

THAT'S OK,

DUNCAN.

HOW COME DUNCAN:

DON'T HELP YOU?

HE HELPS OUT.

COUSIN JESSICA, YOU'RE GOING

TO GO LIVE AT JUSTER'S HOUSE.

[CLUCKING 1

IT'S OK, IT'S OK.

MARILLA THE GORILLA

IS GOING WITH YOU.

I KNOW...l KNOW.

I'LL MISS YOU TOO.

JUST MAKE SURE YOU LAY

LOTS OF EGGS FOR HIM, OK?

HE'S NICE.

I DIDN'T KNOW WOMEN HAD

HEART ATTACKS LIKE THAT.

YEAH.

HEARD IT KNOCKED HER RIGH OFF HER BIKE -- THAT TRUE?

YEP, YEP.

BOY...THOSE

ARE BIG ONES, DUNCAN.

THEY'RE GOOD LAYERS.

THEM ARE BEAUTIES.

GIVE THEM TO ME.

HEY, NOT LIKE THAT!

YOU'LL HURT THEM.

POOR LITTLE THINGS.

THEY'LL BE GOOD EATING.

HE'S A FUNNY

KID, EDGAR.

YOU BETTER GET THESE HOME.

[MOOING 1

HEY, GIRL.

WHAT THE HELL YOU DOING?

I WAS JUST PETTING HER.

SHE'LL SUCK

YOUR DICK:

IF YOU LET HER.

WELL, I WOULDN'T LET HER.

I'M JUST KIDDING YOU, DUNCAN.

I KNOW.

[MERRITT ]:
HEY! SHE AIN' GONNA MILK HERSELF.

NO SHIT. REALLY?

I'M JUST TALKING

TO MY FRIEND:

OVER HERE.

YOU'RE

A GOD DAMN:

SMART ASS,

AIN'T YOU?

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

LET'S GO.

HE'S JUST MAD 'CAUSE

HE LOST HIS LICENSE.

NICE CHICKEN.

DO YOU WANT TO HOLD HER?

NO.

I GOT TO GO IN.

COME ON.

DO YOU NEED ANY EGGS?

[ EDGAR]:
WE'RE

LEAVING SHORTLY.

I'M ALMOST READY.

6 ON A HILL FAR AWAY 6

6 STOOD AN OLD RUGGED CROSS 6

6 THE EMBLEM OF SUFFERING 6

6 AND SHAME 6

6 AND I LOVE 6

6 THAT OLD CROSS 6

6 WHERE THE DEAREST AND BEST 6

6 FOR A WORLD OF LOS SINNERS WAS SLAIN 6

[ SNICKERING 1

6 SO, I'LL

CHERISH 6

6 THE OLD RUGGED CROSS 6

6 TILL THE MOMENT, AT LAST 6

6 I LAY DOWN 6

6 I WILL CLING TO

THE OLD RUGGED CROSS 6

6 AND EXCHANGE I SOME DAY FOR A CROWN 6

[ CLAMOURING 1

WHERE'S MY EGGS,

YOUNG MAN?

OH, I FORGOT.

UM...I'LL BRING

THEM BY AFTER CHURCH.

DUNCAN'S IT.

I CAN'T GET OVER IT. HE'S

THE SPITTING IMAGE OF LYDIA.

YOU MUS SEE IT, EDGAR.

YEAH, I SEE IT.

MORE AND MORE LIKE HER

EVERY TIME I SEE HIM.

GOOD MORNING.

HOW ARE YOU?

TRACEY!

TRACEY! WHERE'S YOUR BROTHER?

WE'RE LEAVING.

OH, HE WENT OFF

DOWNSTAIRS.

I'LL GO GET HIM.

THANKS -- COME ON, LET'S GO.

[PERRY]:
GOD, YOU

GOT BEAUTIFUL TITS.

YOU'RE SEXY AS HELL.

[TONYA ]:
ARE YOU

BEING SERIOUS?

YEAH, TAKE OFF

YOUR PANTIES.

GOD, PERRY, YOU'RE ALL SWEATY.

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