Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
 

Director Jean-Marc Vallée

Writer Craig Borten, Melisa Wallack

Genre Biography, Drama

Year 2013

Actors Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto, Denis O'Hare

IMDB : 8.0 (338,722 votes)


 

Description Dallas 1985. Electrician and sometimes rodeo bull rider Ron Woodroof lives hard, which includes heavy smoking, drinking, drug use (primarily cocaine) and casual sex. He is racist and homophobic. While in the hospital on a work related injury, the doctors discover and inform him that he is HIV+, and that he will most-likely die within thirty days. Ron is initially in angry denial that he would have a disease that only "faggots" have, but upon quick reflection comes to the realization that the diagnosis is probably true. He begins to read whatever research is available about the disease, which at this time seems to be most effectively treated by the drug AZT. AZT, however, is only in the clinical trials stage within the US. Incredulous that he, as a dying man, cannot pay for any drug which may save or at least prolong his life, he goes searching for it by whatever means possible. It eventually leads him to Mexico and a "Dr." Vass, an American physician whose license was revoked in the US because of his AIDS related work against US regulations. Dr. Vass leads Ron to a cocktail of other drugs, some vitamins, he believes are more effective in treating the symptoms, since the virus, as Ron learns, will always be in the system of those who have been exposed to it. Ron begins to smuggle these drugs not approved by the FDA into the US, not only for his own use but for sale to other HIV+ persons. In this venture, he goes into an unlikely partnership with a HIV+ transgender woman named Rayon, who he met in the hospital and who has greater contact with AIDS patients through the gay community. As they try to work both above ground to get the meds to those that need them and underground to avoid detection by especially the FDA, Ron comes up with an idea to circumvent the fact of selling the drugs - which are not considered drugs yet since they are not FDA approved - directly to the HIV+ population, which then should should not be against the law. Richard Barkley and Dr. Sevard, the FDA's lead man on the file and one of Ron's doctors respectively, the latter who sees clinical trials as the only way to determine the efficacy of drugs despite the fact that Ron and others would have probably died already without these drugs, try to stop Ron and Rayon at every turn. Caught in the middle is Dr. Eve Saks, another of Ron's doctors, who understands why policies are in place, but who can sympathize with Ron, Rayon and others - all her patients, directly or indirectly - in their situation.

Comments

  • Pseudo Life 2017-01-31 08:43:54
    "you speak fucking english motherfucker' - dallas buyers club "english motherfucker do you speak it" - pulp fiction good influence for a good movie
  • Robin V 2017-01-26 15:33:33
    First of all, this movie is amazing! So touching and the acting of these actors is extraordinary! But I'm confused. Is Rayon a drag-queen of a transsexual person? They reffer to Rayon as a "he" and his clothes and make-up is also more drag.
  • Nick Silverthorn 2017-01-18 23:52:25
    if HIV is not what leads to AIDS which is a significantly huge possibility & the idea is growing, plague terror & media frenzy have played a massive part in this & the fact that Billions & billions of whatever money have gone into this & have been made, there are reputations on the line here & this needs to be given some credit, after all many people who have been considered genius have also been labelled heretics ( Joseph Goldberger )    , read up on Peter Deusberg ,  & hundreds of other scientists about HIV being a harmless retro-virus, this means anything that doesn't kill you would appear to maybe help , people open your eyes these things in life which you choose to believe are often lies, & while the other more ridiculous conspiracy theories are there to distract us,  please watch this documentary , Positively False - Birth of a Heresy - HIV AIDS
  • Zack Luke 2017-01-14 22:53:57
    This was such a good well made film, and what an actor Matthew is! Cannot fault it, it moved me quite intensely but It had brilliant humour alongside all the hardship of the story. Love movies that are based on a true story and are actually done well, this is one of them! It's a phenomenal movie.
  • ImBsal 2016-12-28 05:25:18
    Jared leto is true artistic genius
  • Binu Jayaratne 2016-12-21 05:24:32
    Jared! <3
  • JL Cullera 2016-12-07 12:27:26
    EVERYONE HAS AIDS AIDS AIDS AIDS!!!!
  • Charles Wheeler 2016-09-24 22:01:18
    very misleading "See what he went through to lose weight" the link has no information about what he went through to lose weight. - very annoying i wasted my time opening and reading that link
  • Kronixs 93 2016-09-10 20:24:28
    mad To think that girl leto aha
  • TheSimcraftFixion 2016-09-04 14:25:59
    Jared Leto is so flexible! XD
  • Ladycee 2016-08-29 17:17:13
    It's too weird watching Leto's character after watching the Suicide Squad. The fact he's wearing lipstick here kills me.
  • Kätya IBا 2016-08-16 16:14:18
    the joker bad past
  • Cullen K 2016-07-30 09:10:48
    Good movie but where is the trailer?
  • orlanegarcia0307 2016-07-25 01:33:19
    Music 0:05 ? Pleaasssseee
  • Eddymr12 2016-07-19 08:02:13
    interstellar was the best movie ever made in the history of forever. like if you agree.
  • 12143123`2 2016-07-14 07:44:51
    One of my favourite movies..
  • multiestonian 2016-07-09 17:06:23
    great fucking movie.
  • Anglo Ambrose 2016-07-08 13:05:21
    my best of luck to people out there with that nasty disease, im sure there is some fat cat out there with the cure
  • Risky Bisky 2016-05-26 05:39:52
    has Jared Leto win the Oscar?
  • Amandla Awethu 2016-05-25 18:07:10
    McConaughey is an amazing actor

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