Dallas Buyers Club ★★★

Dallas Buyers Club is a somewhat peculiar film. It's peculiar because it features two examples of extraordinary, perfect acting from Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto, but the film as a whole isn't anything spectacular. The performances certainly deserved the Oscars they received, and it is truly mesmerising watching both guys embody their respective characters, but that's all that stands out in an otherwise basic film. It's not by any means bad nor does it do anything wrong, it tells it's story in a straightforward and paint-by-numbers way, it gets from point A to point B without any problems. However, that also means there's nothing notable about the way it's presented either. It's perfectly good. It's a weird experience watching Dallas Buyers Club because the amazing performances entirely elevate a film that without them I could only describe as "normal."

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