• Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

Dallas Buyers Club

Release Date: November 1st, 2013

DVD Release Date: February 4th, 2014

R |1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary

In mid-1980s Texas, electrician Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) is stunned to learn that he has AIDS. Though told that he has just 30 days left to live, Woodroof refuses to give in to despair. He seeks out alternative therapies and smuggles unapproved drugs into the U.S. from wherever he can find them. Woodroof joins forces with a fellow AIDS patient (Jared Leto) and begins selling the treatments to the growing number of people who can't wait for the medical establishment to save them.

Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto, Denis O'Hare, Steve Zahn, Michael O'Neill, Dallas Roberts, Griffin Dunne

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée

Genres: Docudrama

Production Co: Voltage Pictures, Evolution Independent, R2 Films

Keywords: Doctor , Pursuit , 1980s , Intense , Sacrifice ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    What distinguishes Borten and Wallack’s screenplay is its refusal to sentimentalize by providing humbling epiphanies to set Ron on the right path and endow him with empathy. show more

  • 88
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    McConaughey's performance isn't just about the weight loss. It's about gaining compassion, even wisdom, and it's awesome. show more

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    This classic tale of a little guy taking on giants benefits from being essentially true, and from accomplished filmmaking, but most of all from the beautiful vitality of Mr. McConaughey's performance. show more

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Awards

Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014)
Nominated Best Foreign Language Film
Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro (2014)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014)
Nominated Writing (Original Screenplay)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014)
Winner Makeup and Hairstyling
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014)
Winner Actor in a Leading Role
Winner Audience Award
Festival internazionale del film di Roma (2013)
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Marc'Aurelio Award for Best actor
Festival internazionale del film di Roma (2013)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014)
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014)