After actor Matthew McConaughey made headlines last year about his dramatic weight loss for this film as a result I knew that I had to see this as soon as physically possible. Thankfully my hometown theatre was showing it conveniently during my Thanksgiving break.
Anyway, Dallas Buyers Club is a story based on true events about how straight, bull riding, electrician Ron Woodruff (Matthew McConaughey) contracts AIDS when it is only known as a gay disease. Woodruff pairs up with Rayon (Jared Leto), a transgender women, and Dr. Eve Saks (Jennifer Garner) and illegally sells medicine to the Dallas AIDS community during 1985.
Why you should see this: Both McConaughey and Leto were absolutely brilliant in their respected parts, and there is Oscar nomination buzz for both actors. Also, the evolution about certain character’s views on AIDS and the LGBTQ community in Texas during the eighties is both heartbreaking and incredibly realistic.
Tech Aspects: Cinematography was fantastic including great shots of the East Texas landscapes. The soundtrack also set a perfect “country” tone for the film.
Cons: Was a little long for the content therefore making the pace slow.
Rating: R (sexual content, drug use, and explicit language)