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Dallas Buyers Club

(DVD - 2014)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Dallas Buyers Club
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Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof's free-wheeling life was overturned in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive. Shunned and ostracized by many old friends and bereft of government-approved medicines, he decided to take matters in his own hands, tracking down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal. Bypassing the establishment, he joined forces with an unlikely band of renegades and outcasts and established a hugely successful "buyers' club."

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Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof's free-wheeling life was overturned in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive. Bypassing the establishment, he joined forces with an unlikely band of renegades and outcasts and established a hugely successful 'buyers' club.'


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Feb 26, 2015
  • tj_is_cool rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Surprisingly well done movie on a difficult subject.

Feb 09, 2015
  • jeffi22 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

So I had heard this was a good movie, but actually didn't know what it was about. I watched it in a public place and wow was that a mistake! Had to make sure no one was looking at the screen:). Anyway, despite being a bit slow, excellent acting and sounds like a pretty accurate portrayal of AIDS in the 80s. I was too young too remember though, might have appreciated that more.

Feb 02, 2015
  • garycornell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wow, what a great movie!! The Dallas Buyers Club may have saved countless lives. The founder, Ron Woodroof, is portrayed by Matthew McConaughey. He gives a brilliant performance as does the entire cast. This is the story of how AIDS was finally controlled. This is the story of one man's courage to buck the system in order to save lives. I am proud to have seen Ron Woodroofs story! I hope you will watch it if you missed it!

Feb 01, 2015

This film is so much about the transitions of the 80’s age –The individuals at the beginning of the HIV Aids highly stigmatized epidemic, the nascent Gay movement, the corrupt US (FDA) Federal Drug Administration (remember Canadian Frances Kelsey’s influence with drug Thalidomide?), AND one guy, Ron Woodroof ‘s willingness to fight for the individual’s right to healthy treatment despite the collected biased efforts of the FDA/ excessive power of doctors/ hospital protocols/ and US Customs officers. Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) is my hero! And let us not forget the brilliant and best supporting actor portrayal of ‘Rayon’ by Jared Leto.

Jan 10, 2015
  • littlemissy5 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Excellent acting and immersion into their roles by both actors.

Dec 02, 2014
  • 1tarheel rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A little spooky, but one of MMc's best performances. Hard to watch, but recommended: a crazy time and place....

Sep 16, 2014
  • kendalliah rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Seemed somewhat undeveloped, and like a bit of a manipulative sap fest, but the manipulation worked on me.

Sep 15, 2014
  • SANDRA ELIZABETH BROWN rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A riveting film, very well acted. Truthful, honest and creative directed by a Canadian. Loved Jared Leto in this role. Beauty/ugly, love/hate - so many layers and I remember those times and how devastating it was. The world has come a long way since those times but still a long way to go. Note to fellow reviewers: please do not give a full account as it spoils it for others.

Sep 06, 2014
  • Missybo4 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great movie!! Mathew is an amazing Actor.

Sep 02, 2014
  • HopeButterfly rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I guess I was expecting something else with this movie. :(

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Aug 04, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy

Aug 04, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

May 28, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Judge: The constitution,
specifically the Ninth Amendment,
does not state that
you have the right
to be mentally healthy
or physically healthy.
It does state
that you have a right
to choose your
own medical care,
but that is interpreted as
medical care that is approved
by the Food and
Drug Administration.
Regarding the FDA, the court is highly
disturbed by its bullying tactics
and direct interference with
a drug whose own agency
has found to be non-toxic.

May 28, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Judge continued: The FDA was formed
to protect people,
not prevent them
from getting help.
The law doesn't seem to make
much common sense sometimes.
And if a person has been found
to be terminally ill,
they ought to be able to take just
about anything they feel will help,
but that's not the law.
Mr. Woodroof, I'm moved to
compassion by your plight,
but what is lacking here is
legal authority to intervene.
I'm sorry, this case
is hereby dismissed.

May 28, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Ron: You said I'd be dead in 30 days,
well, howdy xxyyzz' doody,
because it's a year later, and look who's still here.

May 07, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"I've been looking for you, lone star."

May 07, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"Screw the FDA. I'm gonna be DOA."

May 07, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"Relax, I don't bite. I guess you're handsome, in a Texas, hick, white trash, dumb kind of way."

May 07, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"Sometimes I feel like I'm fighting for a life I ain't got time to live."

May 07, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"Y'all are up there afraid that we're gonna find an alternative without you."

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May 07, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Sex is shown, but not graphic and never seen directly. However, male buttocks are shown briefly, as well as several glimpses of female breasts and buttocks.

May 07, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Other: Cocaine, heroin, and other drug use are shown; alcohol is drunk and cigarettes smoked.

May 07, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: A variety of slurs and about 100 utterances of the f-word are used. The language is vulgar, but there's a purpose to this use of language; it's not used just for the sake of being crude.

May 07, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: A fistfight between two men lasts for three punches in quick succession. A man's damaged leg in an accident with heavy machinery is also covered in blood. Both of these scenes are very brief and violence is not a concern in this film.

May 07, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: There are a few angry outbursts and suffering is consistent throughout the film. The subject matter itself (as well as McConaughey's transformation for the role) may cause viewers to feel uncomfortable.

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May 07, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

britprincess1 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

Feb 07, 2014
  • rem85 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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