Written August 30, 2014
I was fortunate enough to get a special screening of this film and it was fantastic. Matthew McConaughey is perfection. This is the best movie of his career so far. Jared Leto is magnificent. He blew my mind. No one else could have played the role like he did. Overall, this movie is BRILLIANT. The whole cast was amazing and it definitely deserves an Oscar hands down. Go see this film!! You won't be sorry.
Written July 31, 2014
Oscar for both best actor Matthew McConaughy and best supporting actor Jared Leto. Jenifer garner great as well. Not sure about an Oscar nod though.I predict MnConaughy will win.
For those of you too young or too secluded from the 80's wrath of early Aids, there was little to no option but death at a young age. This will educate you about one area of the struggle and one man's willful fight to stay alive and help others do so at a time when only toxic medications were available and often did far more harm in killing these victims then helping them. How do you get real help? How did you get past the bureaucracy of the FDA when you are dying and need real help.
Excellently acted, based on a very true story, it is both emotional, infuriating, as we still struggle with health care in this country 30 yrs later. It also once again proves the the flight of the human spirit is far more powerful than we give credit. This guy stayed alive for 7 yrs where most were dead in the 1st yr in1980's
Written August 23, 2014
This is the kind of movie you don't want to get up to go to the bathroom! I now know why everyone is saying the acting is so good...because it is so good. What an interesting story. I wonder why it's only being released in limited theaters? Worth getting a babysitter for, for sure!
Written August 28, 2014
If Matthew doesn't get an Acadamy Award for this, there is something wrong with the system. Excellent ! Better than I thought it was going to be. It was only playing in one theater here in town and we drove clear cross town to see it. Glad we did!
Written November 26, 2014
The movie was very good, both Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto were terrific. The world and the subject has changed a lot since 1985 when this story begins.