Rent Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

3.8 of 5 from 1214 ratings
1h 51min
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Synopsis:
Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) sees bis free-wheeling life overturned when he's diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. Determined to survive, Woodroof decides to take matters in his own hands by tracking down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal. After finding an unlikely ally in Rayon (Jared Leto), he establishes a hugely successful "buyers' club" and unites a band of outcasts in a struggle for dignity and acceptance that inspires in ways no one could have imagined.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Robbie Brenner, Rachel Winter
Writers:
Craig Borten, Melisa Wallack
Others:
Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Robin Mathews, Adruitha Lee, John Mac McMurphy and Martin Pensa, Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews, Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack, John Mac McMurphy, Martin Pensa
Studio:
E1 Entertainment
Genres:
Drama, Lesbian & Gay
Awards:

2014 Oscar Best Actor

2014 Oscar Best Supporting Actor

2014 Oscar Best Makeup and Hairstyling

BBFC:
Release Date:
02/06/2014
Run Time:
111 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Deleted Scenes
  • A Look Inside 'Dallas Buyers Club'
BBFC:
Release Date:
02/06/2014
Run Time:
116 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Deleted Scenes
  • A Look Inside 'Dallas Buyers Club'

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Reviews (4) of Dallas Buyers Club

Freaky realistic - Dallas Buyers Club review by RM

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22/09/2014

Great performance by the lead, backed up by a great script leading us on a roller coaster journey against preconceptions and prejudice.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Fun it ain't - Dallas Buyers Club review by BE

Spoiler Alert
03/12/2014

Although he mellowed somewhat towards the end, the main character originally presented as hedonistic and with very little charm. I admired his application in seeking out appropriate pharmaceuticals for his illness to help himself and others but apart from that, he was not very likeable. For all that, it was a good production with Jared Leto excelling in his supporting role. One to watch.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

An eye opener - Dallas Buyers Club review by CS

Spoiler Alert
16/10/2014

Really enjoyed, corruption in US drug/health system shown up here., watch it and learn how money rules over lives.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Critic review

Dallas Buyers Club review by Alyse Garner - Cinema Paradiso

With Matthew McConaughey as a stick thin HIV sufferer and Jennifer Garner – who in my opinion tries her best to pick reasonable movies in which to appear – Dallas Buyers Club was set to be more impressive than in fact winds up being; following the traditional and somewhat simpering melodramatic narrative of the terminally ill patient movie Dallas Buyers Club plays it all a little too safely for my liking.

The story follows sex-addicted, drug abuser and party boy Ron Woodroof (McConaughey), a man who despite the gentle deterioration in his health, lives the party life until, following an accident at work winds up in hospital and is diagnosed with HIV. Determined to fit against such a “gay” disease Woodroof enrols himself in pharmaceutical trials for a pioneering drug called AZT and though his symptoms improve the company is eventually forced to pull their product. Searching desperately for something to help delay his inevitable decline Woodroof travels to Mexico to score some more AZT; whereupon he is informed that the drug is probably doing more harm than good and he ought to try another, alternative medicine.

Thrilled by the improvement in his health Woodroof decides to return to America to attempt to sell the new, unlicensed, drug to other sufferers. However his path to curing AIDs (and making a profit in the meantime) is skuppered by the legislation and policy enforced on behalf of the drug companies who have a stronghold on the U.S economy.

Though there are plenty of areas within the movie that provide the potential for an interesting social investigation and offer the opportunity for a great deal of creative experimentation on behalf of the writers/director, Dallas Buyers Club decides to play things almost entirely by the book; keeping things clear cut and black and white. Here the big drug companies are the bad guys, the alternative medicine is the only hope of the truly ill and the homophobia surrounding diseases like AIDs and HIV is only barely explored.

Thankfully the performances from the lead characters, McConaughey (who lost a painful amount weight for the role), Garner, Jerad Leto and Griffin Dunne ensure that the film is at least watch able, marking the emotional moments as poignantly as possible and attempting to raise awareness surrounding such a taboo subject. The narrative with which they are working however gives them little to develop upon and ultimately their efforts are somewhat wasted.

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