Saturday, November 2, 2013

The Dallas Buyers Club

Director/Editor Jean-Marc Vallée The Dallas Buyers Club is an extraordinary film with performances worthy of Academy Award nominations for Best Actor by Matthew McConaughey and for Best Supporting Actor by Jared Leto.

It’s the story of American hero Ron Woodroof, who contracted AIDs and fought against the FDA and big-pharma for alternative treatments, not only for himself, but for the gay community he, initially, despised.
 The film is shot in muted colors by Cinematographer Yves Bélanger, giving it both a period and an almost documentary feel that makes you feel the reality of the situation faced by Woodroof.  The writing by Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack is honest and superb.

It’s not an easy film to experience, but, if you want to see male acting at its best, The Dallas Buyers Club is a must-see. McConaughey has been doing excellent work of late, but you won’t believe Leto’s performance.  It’s nothing short of magnificent.

I give The Dallas Buyers Club a 4+ out of 5.  

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