Friday, January 17, 2014

Dallas Buyers Club (2013) - Biography

There are quite a few actors whose mere presence in a movie raises the standard of the same and soars the expectations a couple of notches. Matthew McConaughey is definitely one of them – I mean he is one of those guys that one can just not watch him in a movie and not love – simply outstanding is the way he walks, talks, moves and his trademark swagger is something to be seen again and again to love him more. In this particular movie which is straight out of a real life story – he has gone the “Chiristian Bale” (Another superbly adorable guy) and lost 23 Kgs to get into the skin of the character and so much so that initial 5 minutes into the movie – I simply couldn’t believe my eyes that it was indeed McConaughey that I was watching on screen and not Bale. The film is based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, an AIDS patient who began smuggling unapproved pharmaceutical drugs into Texas when he found them effective at improving his symptoms. Who was initially given only 30 days to life goes on to live more then 6 years with his own smuggled drugs and he indeed saved so many lives or should I say prolonged death for those guys, how he does all that in style is the movie all about, he indeed made FDA change the laws. He is aptly supported by superb Jennifer Garner and equally brilliant Jared Leto. It was totally mindblowing to see him in various avatars moving country to country doing his own research on the illness looking for a solution. I will not be surprised if he picks up the Best Actor award this season at the Academy but I will be rooting for Leonardo DiCaprio for “The Wolf of Wall Street” – it’s going to be tough for the jury to decide. I will definitely give it a good 4/5 with a must watch recommendation to all, I totally love Biographies and this is one heck of a movie anyways.

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