Thursday, January 23, 2014

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

Director: Jean-Marc Vallee
Writers:   Criag Borten, Melisa Wallack
Cast:        Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner

Story of Ron Woodroof who is diagnosed with AIDS decides to work round the system to get unapproved drugs for himself and other AIDS patients. He is not portrayed as a person one should feel sympathy for with his rabid homophobia and cow-boy style. 

The good thing about the film is that it doesn't go over the board with its vilification of FDA, but concentrate more on the characters. The position of the regulatory body is quite difficult in this case when you have a situation wherein you have to compromise on quality of trials in the interest of getting relief to patients on borrowed time. 

The characters played by Garner and Leto are fictional ones and it is no surprise that McConaughey and Leto are sweeping all the awards. Well deserved reward for McConaughey who has turned around his career and the inflection point was him turning down a 15 million dollar to sign up for some shitty super-hero franchise. 

Rating: 4/5