The anticipation for “Dallas Buyers Club” developed earlier this year when photos appeared online of McConaughey’s substantial weight loss. Matthew McConaughey had lost 50 pounds to play Ron Woodroof, a homophobic, drug-addict who is diagnosed with AIDS and given a mere 30 days to live.
He discovers that the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has approved a new drug called AZT. AZT proves to cause more problems than solutions and Woodroof begins smuggling unapproved medications into the United States to deal them out, thus creating the Dallas buyers club with the help of a transgender woman named Rayon (Jared Leto) and a reluctant doctor named Eve Saks (Jennifer Garner.) (more…)
Last night, Jonathan Teplitzky’s WWII drama “The Railway Man” screened in Toronto. Receiving a standing ovation and some positive tweets, but some not-so positive word from film critics.
“Dallas Buyers Club” screened earlier today. No critical word yet, however a slew of tweets rave about the performances of Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto.
“Prisoners” continues to receive positive buzz, especially around leading actor Hugh Jackman. “12 Years a Slave” screens in Toronto matching, if not exceeding the response at Telluride.
Dallas Buyers Club
Last Updated: 08/27/13
Early word is vague, yet neutral for the film itself. McConaughey and Leto however, have been receiving raves and from the trailer alone it’s easy to see why. Real excited for this one.