In a sea of Golden Globe and Oscar praise, Dallas Buyers Club really lives up the the hype as a true great of modern cinema. The well-written and appropriately balanced script explores the difficult character arc of the protagonist and those around him.
McConaughey gives a layered and utterly compelling performance, which does not falter once during the two-hour picture. Leto’s turn as a transgender HIV sufferer explores a depth of character and emotion which cannot be ignored.
With support from Jennifer Garner in a well-played and at points unexpectedly affecting role, the performances alone are enough to make this an instant classic.
An emotionally staggering and wonderfully poignant story, with great direction and immaculate performances. By far one of the worthiest films of the season.
CAST: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto
DIRECTOR: Jean-Marc Vallée
WRITERS: Craig Borten, Melisa Wallack
SYNOPSIS: In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is himself diagnosed with the disease.