Dallas Buyers Club Review by Sputnik

In mid-1980s Texas, electrician Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) is stunned to learn that he has AIDS. Though told that he has just 30 days left to live, Woodroof refuses to give in to despair. He seeks out alternative therapies and smuggles unapproved drugs into the U.S. from Mexico. Woodroof joins forces with a fellow AIDS patient (Jared Leto) and begins selling the treatments to the growing number of people who can’t wait for the medical establishment to save them.

Its based on a true story but some things have been changed. Link They left out Ron’s sister and daughter from the movie and made the drug AZT and the FDA the villain. Also the characters Rayon and Dr. Eve Saks are based on composites of other real life people.

Matthew McConaughey is excellent as the homophobic guy who gets AIDS and who starts to smuggle and sell unapproved drugs. His character arc was also very good. He lost a lot of weight for the role and looks emaciated in the movie. He will obviously be nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor and I think he is going to definitely win the Best Actor award. Jared Leto was excellent as the transgender woman Rayon and I think he is most probably going to win the Best Supporting Actor Oscar. Jennifer Garner was ok as Dr. Eve Saks.

The above was actually a comment made back in January 2014 which I have now converted into a review.

Dallas Buyers Club was nominated for 5 Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay and Best Film Editing. The movie won the Oscar for Best Makeup and Hairstyling. Matthew McConaughey won Oscar for Best Actor as predicted and Jared Leto won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor as predicted. Jean-Marc Vallée’s direction is very good. Its a very good movie highlighting the AIDS crisis of the 80s.

Highly Recommended


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