Dallas Buyers Club | ★★★★★★★★★★

I love it when a movie surprises me. This movie did in a wonderful way. It is set in the 1980s and is loosely based on the experiences of electrician Ron Woodroof after he is diagnosed with HIV and given 30 days to live. Ron refuses to die and crosses the border to Mexico where he finds a rogue doctor who helps him live way past 30 days. Ron gets healthy using supplements and drugs not approved by the US FDA.

The movie definitely addresses the moral issues involved with such matters but more importantly it deals with the changes that people experience by watching their friends suffer. Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto won Oscars for the acting. Greatly deserved. Each of these actors, as well as others, give wonderful and tender portrayals of people who respond with so much love, care and compassion.

Not sure that all will appreciate this movie. It contains coarse language and actions that come with a story about HIV/AIDS. On a scale of ten, give it ★★★★★★★★★★.

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  1. We were blown away when we saw this movie. It was amazing, we loved it and it was my #1 pick for the Oscar's and I was happy to see Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto win! I haven't bought the movie yet but I will when the prices go a little lower. I'm happy to hear that you liked it :)

    1. My #1 pick too Debby. Do not know why it did not win the Oscar.


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