Thursday, February 20, 2014
Dallas Buyers Club (Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack)
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto, Steve Zahn, Dallas Roberts, Donna Duplantier, Deneen Tyler
My thoughts on this film: I must agree with other reviews that this is probably Matthew McConaughey's best performance. He definitely carries the movie.
The film deals with several themes - AIDS, terminal illness, government regulations, response to crisis, change of life issues, homosexuality, promiscuity, personal responsibility, and capitalism. After watching it, one should come away with a better understanding and appreciation of the issues raised.
However, I cannot say that the 'Dallas Buyers Club' was original or the best thing ever made. The actors made it what it is!
I do not believe this will win Best Picture but Matthew McConaughey deserves Best Actor and Jared Leto should win Best Actor in a Supporting Role!