Wednesday, November 20, 2013

MOVIE - Dallas Buyers Club

R (1:57)
Limited release 11/1/2013
Viewed 11/19/2013 at ElCon with Sheila
RT Critic: 95 Audience: 96
Cag: 6/Awesome
Directed by Jean-Marc Vallee
Focus Features

Mathew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto

My comments:  This was an almost-flawless, unforgettable movie.  The acting was over-the-top superb. The TRUE story was mesmerizing.  I can't get Matthew McConaughey out of my head.  He looked and acted the part perfectly.  I've always considered him a wonderful actor, but you  sometimes wonder if his good looks are what you're chalking up as a large part of the excellent.  This man can ACT!  If he doesn't get the Academy Award, he's been robbed!  WHY was it a limited release and only in a few theaters?  I don't get it! (I went into the movie not knowing what it was about - I'm really glad.  It made the story fresh and new and even more believable/unbelievable!)

Rotten Tomatoes Write-Up:  Matthew McConaughey stars in DALLAS BUYERS CLUB as real-life Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof, whose free-wheeling life was overturned in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. These were the early days of the AIDS epidemic, and the U.S. was divided over how to combat the virus. Ron, now shunned and ostracized by many of his old friends, and bereft of government-approved effective medicines, decided to take matters in his own hands, tracking down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal. Bypassing the establishment, the entrepreneurial Woodroof joined forces with an unlikely band of renegades and outcasts - who he once would have shunned - and established a hugely successful "buyers' club." Their shared struggle for dignity and acceptance is a uniquely American story of the transformative power of resilience.

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