Matthew McConaughey may just have a career-best performance with his character of Ron Woodroof, in "Dallas Buyers Club". Much like his physical appearance, McConaughey's character makes a significant change throughout the film, that is impossible to look away from. It is a change that the film is centering itself around; it does so profoundly.
Jean-Marc Vallee's latest film tells a fascinating story, during the heat of the AIDS epidemic, that most viewers may not be very familiar with. The story is bold, often times funny, but most importantly told with a lot of heart. No time is wasted in getting to the core of this story, and once we are there, we cannot deny the importance of its message. That message: a controversy surrounding medications that is still existing today.
Complimenting Matthew McConaughey's fantastic performance, is an equally remarkable display of sheer transformation by Jared Leto. He is perfection. From his very first appearance of controlled confidence, to a short, but unmistakenly-moving scene with his character's father, Leto delivers a brilliant bit of acting. Denying either of them at least a nomination, come awards time, would be a shock and an outrage.
With awards season fast approaching, and all of the contenders vying for screen time, make sure to catch this one while you can. It has already begun reaching its hands out for the gold.