Year of Release: 2013
Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
Approx. Running Time: 117 minutes
My Rating: 4 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY HAS FOUND THE ROLE OF HIS CAREER."
-PETER TRAVERS, ROLLING STONE
"JARED LETO IS FLAT-OUT AMAZING!"
-ALYNDA WHATE, PEOPLE
"A CROWD PLEASER!"
-DAVID EDELSTEIN, NEW YORK MAGAZINE
Matthew McConaughey gives the performance of his career in this uplifting and powerful film inspired by true events. Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof (McConaughey) sees his free-wheeling life overturned when he's diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. Determined to survive, Woodroof decides to take matters in his own hands by tracking down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal.
After finding an unlikely ally in Rayon (Jared Leto), he establishes a hugely successful "buyers' club" and unites a band of outcasts in a struggle for dignity and acceptance that inspires in ways no one could have imagined. Co-starring Jennifer Garner, Dallas Buyers Club is "deeply moving. A livewire of a movie!" (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone).
Although much of the story is fictionalized, it is a really exceptionally well crafted film featuring phenomenal performances. I've always liked Matthew McConaughey but this movie really showcases what a powerhouse he is. I never gave much thought to Jared Leto, but Rayon has definitely made me take notice of him now.
Rated R (MPAA)
2013 (Year Of Release)