Sunday, March 16, 2014
The Dallas Buyers Club
I wasn't sure what to expect, I had soon all the Matthew McConaughey articles about how skinny he got for this role, and sometimes it was pretty brutal to look at. I guess you know the story, but if you don't it is about a Dallas electrician, who after a bit of rough living, ends up in the mid 80's being diagnosed with AIDs. After being refused AZT which is only available on trial at the time, he heads to Mexico to try and find an alternative. This alternative, seems to have better results, and so he illegally brings it back to Dallas and offers it to other patients.
It is a pretty warts and all movie, and is definitely one for the adults. An interesting story though, but I didn't walk away touched by it. I just kept thinking that Matthew must have been pretty keen for a sandwich once filming was over. 3/5