Saturday, January 25, 2014

Review: Dallas Buyers Club

Dallas Buyers Club
Dallas Buyers Club
Dallas Buyers Club
A great masterpiece takes time, passion, a tale to tell and the right kind of people to make it. The Dallas Buyers Club ticks all these boxes. This film tells a story of strength, through the true life events of Ron Woodroof’s fight for survival during an uncertain time in America during the 80's.

Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner and Jared Leto this film which is neither a biography nor a docudrama looks at the social, economical and political issues that impacted on Ron Woodroof's quality of life.

A son of Texas, Ron is an electrician and rodeo cowboy. In 1985, he is well into an unexamined existence with a devil-may-care lifestyle. Suddenly, he is blindsided by being diagnosed as H.I.V.-positive and is given 30 days to live. Yet he will not, and does not, accept the death sentence he has been handed.

With a growing community of friends and clients, Ron fights for dignity, education, and acceptance. In the years following his diagnosis, the embattled cowboy lives life to the fullest like never before.


Matthew McConaughey is quoted as saying, “We didn’t want to make ‘a message film,’ or a documentary about AIDS. This is a dramatic film about one man’s life.” I think they've achieved this.

The Dallas Buyers Club is due to be released in Australia in February. 

Rating 4.5/5

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