Monday, 19 May 2014

Review : Dallas Buyers Club

Dallas Buyers Club
It's been a long time coming, but after a number of difficulties and complications to make it to the big screen Matthew McConaughey stars as Ron Woodroof in this remarkably impressive true story which is bold and extravagent in the way it's both acted and directed.

In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is himself diagnosed with the disease.


Hey Everyone, Welcome to my latest update on the blog.

Today I will be reviewing Dallas Buyers Club, A film of which was heavily praised and Matthew McConaughey won best Actor at the oscars for his performance as Ron Woodroof, Jared Leto won Best Supporting Actor. So it's a film with a lot of destinctive credit and stands up as being a good piece of drama which we can modernise today in our age.

Now this is a story based on true events I wasn't aware of, but now that I have been informed of the issues rasied from this film. It made me relaise the true necessity of certain things. This is a man who wants to help best as he possibly can, and makes the best out of a bad situation but also has a lot of emotional depth all of which are what makes Matthew McConaughey so good. He's very confident in the role. I've always thought of him as an imformative actor he fits the catagory of enteratining as well as informing. He's like a colourful panflit. Extensive and you learn a lot.

I think there is a lot to give and take back from Dalla Buyers Club, The story makes perfect sense to me. In terms of the way it achieves its drama, the acting was excellent. I throughlly enjoyed watching the perserverent depth that went into the script, and of course the investment which all of the actors gave to commit to it.

Though this film is very rewarding in terms of the praise it's recieved. It did take quite a long time for it to make it to the big screen, It was fourtunite that it did. I think Dallas Buyers Club shows a more moderate technique of films today in terms of the technicalities of it. If you compare to The Wolf of Wall Street which is a very load mouthed, gib gab movie. Dallas is more suttle in it's appraoch.

I thought the film was very carefully directed, the thought processes that went into it, also I think reverts back to and tests the technicalities of its appraoch. It's publisized as being very America, very 80's style movie yet so perfectly modernised as a film to be enjoyed as peice of good drama in 2014.

Here's a Clip.

I thought there was a interesting priority in the acting. The cast don't try to give off excellent performance, I like the fact that none of them try to hard. They just treat this film, like any other film, but want to make it work and so they do their best. What's to be expected from a cast? Well I know I would expect my cast members to try their hardest but to have a good time with it. It's priority that you enjoy making a film, just as much the audience at the cinema enjoy watching it.

I decided from ten minutes into watch Dallas Buyers Club that it was going to be an interesting film, not great just interetsing. In the end I'm left into understanding how it got the praise it got, how well it has done, and how much people did enjoy it for what it was - just another film.

The script, which had been written over the course of 20 years and was based in large part on interviews with Ron Woodroof and on his personal journals, is by all accounts an accurate depiction of Woodroof's life. But it risks leaving a false impression of that period in the history of HIV/AIDS, and in particular of the role of AZT.

Dallas Buyers Club feels like a film from another time, one that tiptoed around that story with trepidation. And people do treat it like a movie that's right for the time we live in now. 8/10.

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