We Review – Dallas Buyers Club. Hands down Best Actor AND Best Supporting Actor! MR

Dallas Buyers Club

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Dallas Buyers Club
Dallas Buyers Club poster.jpg

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée
Produced by Robbie Brenner
Nathan Ross
Rachel Rothman
Screenplay by Craig Borten
Melisa Wallack
Starring Matthew McConaughey
Jennifer Garner
Jared Leto
Music by Danny Elfman
Cinematography Yves Bélanger
Editing by Martin Penza
Jean-Marc Vallée
Studio Truth Entertainment
Voltage Pictures
Distributed by Focus Features[1]
Release date(s)
  • September 7, 2013 (TIFF)
  • November 1, 2013(United States)
Running time 117 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $5.5 million
Box office $6,450,000[2]

Dallas Buyers Club is a 2013 American biographical drama film directed by Jean-Marc Vallée and starring Matthew McConaugheyJared Leto,Jennifer Garner, and Steve Zahn. The film is based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, who was the subject of a lengthy 1992 article in The Dallas Morning News written by journalist and author Bill Minutaglio.[3] The film was released on November 1, 2013.

Plot

In 1985 Dallashomophobicdrug addicted rodeo cowboy Ron Woodroof is diagnosed with AIDS and is given 30 days to live. He begins taking theFood and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved AZT, the only drug legally available in the U.S, which brings him to the brink of death. To survive, he smuggles anti-viral medications from all over the world, which were still unapproved and unavailable in the U.S. Other AIDS patients seek out his medications forgoing hospitals, doctors, and AZT. With the help of his doctor, Eve Saks (Garner) and Rayon, a fellow patient, Ron creates the Dallas Buyers Club, one of the dozens which form around the country, providing its paying members with these alternative treatments. The clubs, growing in numbers and clientele, are brought to the attention of the FDA and pharmaceutical companies, which wage an all out war on Ron.

Cast

Our Thoughts:

McConaughey and Leto are superb, and this movie will at least be nominated for Best Picture. I don’t see how anyone could outdo Matt. He emaciated himself to play an AIDS victim and it was no wasted effort. My only complaint is the release timing of this movie. It is a sad depressing story about a bunch of people with HIV fighting ignorant FDA men. I mean they have AIDS. There is no magic cure and we know that from the beginning. This is not a “Holiday Film.” BUT, it is a great film that I recommend everyone take the time to see.  I say: Hands down Best Actor AND Best Supporting Actor! MR

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