IMDB Rating: 8,0/10
Genre: Biography, Drama
Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
Writer: Craig Borten
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto
Before I start reviewing, I want to ask you a question. Why if you guys in a situation where you have an illness and be sentenced to live within 30 days? For some people will certainly think to do the things that he never did before, desperate into the corner rather than do something with the useless thing or pray to God to ask mercy. Maybe some people would think to do those things but not with Ronald Dickson ‘Ron’ Woodroof, an American who makes Dallas Buyers Club where the club provides a cure for AIDS. I still can’t believe there is someone who has a sympathy personage like Ron Woodroof and for this movie, Matthew McConaughey plays in this movie. Previously, I had watched Leonardo DiCaprio’s The Wolf Of Wall Street and I don’t know why he didn’t get an Oscar while Matthew McConaughey who was a new actor at that time was taking for a top in a Hollywood. After watching this movie, it turns out I can see how is Matthew McConaughey the real acting and Jared Leto, even these two actors get an Oscar award at the same time. Fun facts, they both are willing to lose a weight in extreme transformation. Matthew McConaughey lost his 47 pounds and Jared Leto lost his 30 pounds.
“Dallas Buyers Club,” tells about Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey), a rodeo cowboy who was one day convicted HIV+. Hearing that facts, Ron then realizes that this is very ironic to himself due to the fact that he is anti-HIV and homophobic. Ron must finally accept that fact and have only 30 days left to live. Ron began to find out more about the disease as well as medics that could be used to heal or lengthen his life. On the other hand, FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved the doctors to conduct an experiment on a medicine called AZT (Azidothymidine) that can cure AIDS. But Ron thought it was a medicine that was nothing. Ron ultimately does illegal things like getting drugs that haven’t been approved and certified safe by FDA. Together with a transsexual who is also an AIDS patient Rayon (Jared Leto), Ron makes an organization that sells drugs that haven’t been approved by FDA but more potential to cure people with AIDS. This organization is referred as ‘Dallas Buyers Club’, an organization to help people with HIV.
Dallas Buyers Club is a biography and drama film that tells about how a person lives the rest of his life that will not longspun at all. However, this is not a melodrama movie that has a bad ending until drains tears about one’s life. In this movie, Ron Woodroof is someone who never gives up in his attempt to survive. Though he will eventually die of his disease, he thinks it might be better if he finds out his disease so he can help those who have the same disease with him. I’m also a little bit touched by this Ron figure. At first, he was just a racist and homophobic person. However, he was aware that they were just human beings like a normal people. So I’m here to see Ron as a person who misjudges people but when he digs it deeper, it turns out they are just ordinary human beings and it makes no difference. In addition, I initially thought that this movie would end with a story like a drama movie that has a bad ending. But, I was wrong. The story is always on the rise and the character development of Ron Woodroof and Rayon is always told slowly but seamlessly impressed. I also like the friendship stories of Ron and Rayon. At first, Ron thinks Rayon is nothing but a gay man who makes him hate. But as its story progressed, Ron gradually became sympathy for Rayon and people with HIV disease.
Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto, both actors definitely get an Oscar award at the same time. At first, I wondered why Leonardo DiCaprio didn’t get an Oscars after his movie The Wolf Of Wall Street. But after seeing this movie, I can accept why Matthew McConaughey deserves the award. In fact, Matthew McConaughey is actually a slightly new and famous actor to frequent in Hollywood for me. But in the end, Leonardo also deserves an Oscar award after his movie called The Revenant in 2016. Back to the actors of these two, they have to do some extreme transformation in order to portray the character smoothly like someone who suffered from HIV disease. I also didn’t realize that the character of Rayon that played by Jared Leto. I just realized him after I saw the credits where there was Rayon as Jared Leto. I was immediately surprised if it was Jared Leto or not. But in the end, I can see the acting of these two and can compete with each other in this movie. They smoothly and successfully bring their character to get an Oscar award, especially Jared Leto who plays his character with a very unique.
Overall, I’m speechless about this movie. Dallas Buyers Club is definitely a biopic with a lot of uniqueness in it from actors who play the character to a deeper level, a neatly compiled story, as well as a social critique of stereotypes other than HIV or something like that. Everything is of course also thanks to Jean-Marc Vallée who directed this movie. Dallas Buyers Club is a movie that is very inspiring and must be watched by everyone who still considers himself devastated.