This week Redbox released “Dallas Buyers Club,” staring Matthew McConaughey (“Dazed and Confused”), Jennifer Garner (“Alias”), and Jared Leto (“Requiem for a Dream”).
The movie won three Academy Awards this past weekend: McConaughey received best actor, Leto won best supporting actor and the movie was awarded best custom and makeup.
The movie follows the true story of Ron Woodroof (McConaughey), an electrician and hustler, who has contracted the AIDS virus.
Woodroof decides to get medication from Mexico and starts a business in order to provide proper medication to other AIDS patients in Dallas.
Joining Woodroof in his business is Rayon (Leto), a transvestite who also has contracted AIDS. Together, the two help others while making a solid profit. However, AIDS is a deadly disease and the character’s health does not stay good for long.
The film offers some of the best acting of McConaughey’s career. He fell off of the map for a while, but McConaughey is back and better than ever. I think this is just the beginning of a bright future of amazing acting by McConaughey.
If there is anyone that steals the scene from McConaughey, it is Leto, who provides an emotional role worthy of every award he has won.
I cannot recommend this movie enough. I went to see it in theaters, and now it is available for only one dollar at Redbox.
In my book, this is one of the best movies of the year and provides some great characters who are portrayed perfectly.