This was a pretty good movie. I guess that much should be obvious based upon the number of Academy Awards that it won. Though I do question having to lose that much weight for a role. Matthew McConaughey was a good-looking guy before this movie, but he still looks rather cadaverous–even after gaining much of the weight back.
In case you don’t know, McConaughey played someone who contracted AIDS before there were effective treatments for it. Frustrated by the lack of treatment options available, he formed a “Dallas Buyers Club” where, for a monthly fee, he would supply AIDS victims with necessary medication. The movie was based on a true story, but I don’t know how accurate of a depiction it was.
My rating: 3/5