Sunday, March 9, 2014

Dallas Buyer Club

So I watched Dallas Buyers Club recently. I actually watched it before the Oscars, just didn't write anything on it. I should have because Dallas Buyers Club is a really good movie! It's a powerful look at the AIDS epidemic, the people involved and the way it changed them.

Dallas Buyers Club follows the true story of Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) and how he is diagnosed with the AIDS virus and only given 30 days to live. He starts experimenting in drugs not approved by the FDA in order to cure or prolong his life and ends up living for 6 years. Since these drugs are not legal to buy in the U.S., he establishes a "buyers club" in Dallas TX for those with AIDS to purchase the unapproved drugs. Hence the title, Dallas Buyers Club.

McConaughey is fantastic as Ron Woodroof. Now, granted I didn't know anything about this character before this movie. But McConaughey does such a good job, it's not necessary. You know exactly the type of person he was from McConaughey's performance. He brings electricity to every scene. It's easy to see why he was nominated and won the Oscar for Best Actor.

Now, the best performance of the movie was from Jared Leto. He plays Woodroof's cross dressing, HIV positive business partner Rayon. Leto is practically unrecognizable as Rayon. As the movie progresses, you forget who your watching. That's how good of a job he does. He was a shoe in for Best Supporting Actor.

Dallas Buyer's Club is a fantastic look at how people can change. About how 1 minute your life is one way and then the next minute, your life has done a complete 180. McConaughey and Leto give the performance's of their career in this must see movie. While it didn't move me the way some other movies do, it's definitely worth the watch. Check it out. Yes indeed.

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