Friday, September 19, 2014

Dallas Buyers Club



2013 American Feature

Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto, Denis O'Hare, Steve Zahn, Michael O'Neill, Dallas Roberts, Bradford Cox and Griffin Dunne
Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
Writer: Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack

Synopsis:
In 1985 Texas, Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is himself diagnosed with the disease.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 93% / Audience: 91%
  • Metacritic - Critics: 84% / Audience: 8.3%
  • OMG rating: 7/10
  • Movie Dearest rating: A-

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD/Blu-ray: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available



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Awards:
  • Academy Awards for Best Actor (McConaughey), Supporting Actor (Leto) and Makeup and Hairstyling; also nominated for Best Picture, Original Screenplay and Film Editing.
  • Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards for Best Actor (McConaughey) and Supporting Actor (Leto); also nominated for Best Picture.
  • Casting Society of America Award for Outstanding Achievement in Casting: Feature Film - Studio or Independent Drama.
  • Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Dorian Award for Film Performance of the Year (McConaughey); also nominated for Film of the Year, Film Performance of the Year (Leto) and LGBT-Themed Film of the Year.
  • GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Film - Wide Release.
  • Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor - Drama (McConaughey) and Supporting Actor (Leto).
  • Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Award for Best Period and/or Character Makeup.
  • Independent Spirit Awards for Best Actor (McConaughey) and Supporting Actor (Leto).
  • Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor (Leto). 
  • Movie Dearest Award for Men of the Year (McConaughey & Leto).
  • New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor (Leto).
  • Producers Guild of America Award nomination for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures.
  • Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role (McConaughey) and Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role (Leto); also nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
  • Writers Guild of America Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay.

Notes/Trivia:
  • Based on the life of Ron Woodroof, who, unlike as depicted in the film, was either gay or bisexual and did not use homophobic slurs according to people who knew him.
  • The characters of Dr. Eve Sax (played by Jennifer Garner) and Rayon (Jared Leto) were fictitious.
  • Potential Directors: Marc Forster, Craig Gillespie and Dennis Hopper.
  • Casting Call: Gael García Bernal, Ryan Gosling, Woody Harrelson, Brad Pitt and Hilary Swank.
  • Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto reportedly lost 47 and 30 pounds, respectively, in preparation for their roles as AIDS patients in this film.

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