Buying McConaughey

Now, just because in a moment of weakness I may have conceded to a pretty girl that How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days isn’t a totally worthless movie, don’t think I’m some kind of Wedding Planner watching, Fool’s Gold digging Matthew McConaughey fan. No way.

But I saw Dallas Buyer’s Club last week, and I’m going to have to rethink that position. McConaughey has canned the bland charm he’d built a career on. Instead, he plays a gaunt, sick, scared, lascivious man with a big fight in him. All of a sudden, he’s more Daniel Day-Lewis than Ryan Gosling. Continue reading

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