This post is a little late since I saw this movie about two weeks ago, but then again as
procrastinators they say: Better late then never. Especially for the fact that although its been two weeks, this movie is still very much clear in my head. That should tell you something right? The way you fall in love with characters like they were your own brothers. That after two weeks you still feel like you just caught up with them yesterday. This movie takes you there for almost two hours.
Dallas Buyers Club is one of those films that captures your soul and really makes you think about life and yourself. Without giving too much away, the movie takes place in the mid 80’s and at the peak of the AIDS epidemic. Ron (Matthew McConaughey) gets infected with the virus and starts stealing the then “trial drug” AZT to cure him. He meets the ever admirable Rayon (Jared Leto) a transexual prostitute with AIDS who is going through an AZT treatment. They both go into business selling a more herbal and illegal drug to HIV/AIDS patients and form a bond that is beyond words. In the beginning of the movie Ron would be categorized as a typical hick homophobic cowboy that think as his other friends; that HIV is a “gay man’s” disease. He learns more about his illness and unfortunately as his body starts to deteriorate, he starts living.
This movie doesn’t have much downfall. The biggest being the acting of Jenifer Garner. I’m just not fond of her as an actress but your attention is full with the other characters on screen. This movie is for sure BUZZWORTHY. The acting is heart wrenching from the leading men. It’s for sure an Oscar hopeful. It also opens your eyes on the early community living with AIDS and the ignorance of people after the AIDS epidemic. Thankfully things have changed, but we have a ton more to learn. Each day we get closer to a cure, but for now we have people like Ron and Rayon to learn from.