Dallas Buyers Club [Movie Monday Pick] | #SoPhi

by • September 8, 2014 • Movie MondaysComments (0)1818

Movie Summary: Matthew McConaughey stars in DALLAS BUYERS CLUB as real-life Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof, whose free-wheeling life was overturned in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. These were the early days of the AIDS epidemic, and the U.S. was divided over how to combat the virus. Ron, now shunned and ostracized by many of his old friends, and bereft of government-approved effective medicines, decided to take matters in his own hands, tracking down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal. Bypassing the establishment, the entrepreneurial Woodroof joined forces with an unlikely band of renegades and outcasts – who he once would have shunned – and established a hugely successful “buyers’ club.” Their shared struggle for dignity and acceptance is a uniquely American story of the transformative power of resilience. (c) Focus Features

Opinion: I seen the movie awhile ago. Most will see it as a story about AIDS. The perseverance of a many who refused to be defeated is what made this story so compelling. A man who dehumanized people, a man who was somewhat a bigot became compassionate for his fellow man through his own trials. The story was well written and the movie was perfectly directed. I can’t really find a flaw in the film.


Rating: 5 Stars Out Of 5

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