In an effort to see as many Oscar nominees as possible before the award ceremony in March, and taking full advantage of the respective studios putting their movies back in theaters because of the nominations, the girlfriend and I took the opportunity to see Dallas Buyers Club this weekend. Though I don’t think the movie is strong enough as a whole to take home the Best Picture, the awards that Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto have been winning are well-deserved, and I would not be surprised to see them repeat their Golden Globe wins at the Oscars in March.
DBC is a story about Ron Woodruff (McConaughey), an electrician for Shell Oil and rodeo fanatic around Dallas, Texas. In 1985, after weeks of diminishing health, Woodruff ends up in the hospital after an electrical accident at work, and while admitted, the doctors run some additional blood work and determine that Woodruff has contacted HIV. At the time, HIV was primarily viewed as a disease of homosexuals and intravenous drug users, and since Woodruff wasn’t either of those things, he refused to believe that the diagnosis was correct. The doctors gave him 30 days to live and Woodruff angrily leaves the hospital. Continue reading “Today’s Movie Review – Dallas Buyers Club (2013)”