Written November 27, 2013
Marvelous, outstanding film! The first thing you notice is Matthew McConaughey is so thin and gaunt that you suspect he's actually dying. A powerful, gripping film using the FDA and Big Pharma are 'in-bed-together' with Ron Woodruff (Matthew's part) who subsequently devoted his life to providing fellow HIV patients with non-FDA-approved drugs and supplements during an era when doctors were still struggling to understand the devastating disease of AIDS and HIV epidemic. Next is Jared Leto played the part of 'Rayon' a pre-op transvistite and Jennifer Garner as Dr whose goal is to find drug that works. Kudos goes to directorJean-Marc Vallée's who's keen eye and attention details in this biographical drama. Go see it!
Written November 03, 2013
Great story. Matthew and Jared should both win the Oscar. Thought Jennifer Garner was miscast and the movie could have been cut by 20 minutes but very worth seeing!!
Written October 24, 2016
Matthew did an excellent job of portraying a character you really don't like but feel empathy for him as he confronts his demons and the medical model treating HIV. He is not handsome or recognizable as his usual roles but it shows his real dedication, loss of weight and bares all to be a real artist of his craft. Well done.
Written October 27, 2016
I'll admit, I've never been a huge fan of Matthew McConaughey. I have found his choices of roles suspect and his performances too similar and predictable. But make no mistake about it, McConaughey drives 'Dallas Buyers Club' from beginning to end and turns in without question the finest performance of his career.
Most of the Oscar buzz has surrounded Jared Leto, who was spectacular as well but I found Matt McConaughey's performance utterly mesmerizing. Its as if the role of Ron Woodruff was created especially for him. Jared Leto's portrayal of Rayon was equally perfect and Oscar worthy.
'DBC' builds an incredible momentum that does stumble only slightly toward the end, but the film never loses its heart and undeniable ability to connect with anyone using real and often unlikable characters. The film could have diverted in cliche directions several times but opted for real, gritty and painful.
'DBC' is worth every emotional minute.
Written November 09, 2013
good acting ,very good idea for a movie ..I am sure many were unaware of the alternate drug methods and clinics that existed. However the second half dragged a bit...tighter editing would have been beneficial