Stars: Matthew McConaughey / Jennifer Garner / Jared Leto /
Release Date: 2013-09-07
Production Companies: Universal Studios, Universal Pictures, Voltage Pictures,
Director: Jean-Marc Vallée,
Dallas Buyers Club Summary
Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.
The AIDS epidemic was not a happy-ending story. But it was certainly a test of the human spirit. Ron Woodroof passed that test.
Just about everything is right with Dallas Buyers Club, beginning with Matthew McConaughey's literally transformative portrayal.
A solid biopic is made transcendent by McConaughey, who shed nearly 50 pounds and deserves to gain an Oscar for his ferocious, funny performance.
One of the best films of the year.
A straight-up portrait of a man who figured out a way to cling to life longer than anyone expected and, in the process, learned to let the world in.