<i>Dallas Buyers Club</i> -- A Truly Astonishing Movie!
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When I received an invitation to the American premiere of a movie titled Dallas Buyers Club, I knew nothing about it except the random info that its star, Matthew McConaughey, had lost a great deal of weight, 40 or 50 pounds, for the filming. Before the Academy screening began, the two women producers, Robbie Brenner and Rachel Winter, made a little speech about how tough it had been to get the picture made (join the club, ladies) and introduced the large cast to the audience.
What followed stunned me: It was a powerful, fascinating, often macabrely humorous film that has remained in my head ever since. I will try not to spoil your fun by going into too much detail, but I will spell out the bare bones of the true story. The main cast at the preview I attended: Jennifer, Matthew, Jared / photo by Jay
It opens in Dallas, Texas, in 1985, at a rodeo, and we meet a boisterous, loud, uncouth electrician-rodeo rider named Ron Woodruff, a thoroughly unpleasant fellow played by a scari
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