Dallas Buyers Club

2013

Dallas Buyers Club

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Dallas Buyers Club rests squarely on Matthew McConaughey's scrawny shoulders, and he carries the burden gracefully with what might be a career-best performance.

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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. (c) Focus Features

Cast

Matthew McConaughey
as Ron Woodruff
Jennifer Garner
as Dr. Eve Sacks
Dallas Roberts
as David Wayne
Steve Zahn
as Tucker
Griffin Dunne
as Dr. Vass
Denis O'Hare
as Dr. Sevard
Michael O'Neill
as Richard Barkley
Donna DuPlantier
as Nurse Frazin
James DuMont
as Rayon's Father
Jane McNeill
as Francine Suskind
Don Brady
as Tucker's Father
Sean Boyd
as Border Agent
Matthew Thompson
as Effeminate Man
Rachel Wulff
as News Anchor
Neeona Neal
as Stripper
Scott Takeda
as Mr. Yamata
Joji Yoshida
as Dr. Hiroshi
Carl Palmer
as FDA Customs Agent
Craig Borten
as Quicksilver Cowboy
Arthur Smith
as Rodeo Announcer
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Audience Reviews for Dallas Buyers Club

  • Dec 27, 2019
    One of the best performances in movie history might be Matthew McConaughey's as mid-1980s, electrician Ron Woodroof. The Texan contacted AIDS when it was considered an immediate death sentence. He, though, fought to live. And, he helped others. Powerful job by McConaughey.
    Aldo G Super Reviewer
  • Dec 29, 2016
    well acted is the main thing especially by jared leto. also insightful into the way the health system works.
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer
  • Sep 30, 2016
    No doubt, the acting is outstanding. McConaughey and Leto are almost frighteningly good. Unfortunately, the plot does not flow as smoothly as I hoped, the climaxes are few and there is a certain feeling of repetition. That doesn't take anything away from the importance of the story that is told here. I just hoped to be a little more engaged in and touched by the events.
    Jens S Super Reviewer
  • May 29, 2015
    Oscar-winning actor McConaughy is indeed terrific as Ron, but the real eye-opening performance comes from Jared Leto who also won an Academy Award for his role as a drug-addicted gay transvestite named Rayon. Playing any one of those three sides would be enough of a challenge for most actors to pull off believably, but he manages to roll them all together and thereby transcends the stunt to create a thoroughly memorable human being. Film also wins the distinction for incorporating the funniest moment in a masturbation scene.
    Doctor S Super Reviewer

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