Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

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Screen Shot 2014-02-05 at 00.38.19Dallas Buyers Club marks the pinnacle of Matthew McConaughey’s extraordinary return from the wilderness of slick haired, white smiled romantic comedies to the world of engaging, affecting, mesmerising drama. A string of impressive performances starting with 2012’s Mud and including Killer Joe, Magic Mike and The Paperboy have rejuvenated McConaughey and turned one of film’s biggest punchlines in to one of its most prized assets. The actor of my childhood who achieved new levels of cheese in the likes of How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days is completely unrecognisable as Ron Woodruff, a rough, ready and reckless living Texas electrician who discovers he is suffering from AIDS after an innocuous work accident lands him in hospital in 1985.

Diagnosed with just thirty days to live, and after gradually accepting his terminal situation, Woodruff begins to conduct his own research with regards to the medical treatments available, and…

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