Dallas Buyers Club: What You Need To Know
Three Oscars, numerous five-star reviews and a hugely successful run at the box office, brutally beautiful drama Dallas Buyers Club comes to DVD and Blu-Ray on Monday (June 2nd). Here’s what you need to know about this wonderfully affecting film…
What’s the plot?
Dallas Buyers Club is the story of Ron Woodroff, back in 1985 he was a successful electrician and rodeo cowboy, but suddenly his world is thrown into chaos when he discovers he is HIV positive.
Abandoned by his friends and with his health deteriorating rapidly, Woodroof initially sinks into drink and depression, but soon decides to fight his condition.
After researching his condition, he finds out that there are drugs out there to treat his condition and thousands of fellow sufferers, trouble is, they aren’t legal in the US yet, but that’s not something that Woodroof is going to let stop him…
Who’s in it?
Matthew McConaughey stars as Ron Woodroof, a role that earned him the Oscar for Best Actor, just as well as he lost almost over three stone and ceased socialising to get himself ready for the role. Jared Leto, who plays Rayon, a transgender prostitute and later Woodroof’s business partner, also lost over 30 pounds for the role and earned himself an Oscar.
Jennifer Garner also stars as Eve, the doctor who treats Woodroof when he is first diagnosed, with there are also roles for Steve Zahn, Michael O’Neil and Denis O’Hare.
Does it deliver?
Absolutely. Critics adored it, punters adored it and justifiably so. The script is gut-wrenchingly brilliant, the performances are incredible and the film will sweep you along. The definition of a must-see movie.
Dallas Buyers Club is released on DVD and Blu-Ray on Monday (June 2nd).