We are going to our first Oscar's party tonight. We've never been to an Oscar's party (read: going in jeans, eating snacks, hanging out kind of party. Joan Rivers, this ain't.)
We haven't seen many of the movies nominated (read, Captain Phillips, and that's it), so this week, our group has been working on catching up. We saw American Hustle (in a real theatre), they saw Nebraska (we missed that one,) 12 Years a Slave, Gravity, and today, Dallas Buyer's Club.
12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, and Dallas Buyer's Club were in a league of their own. There's quite a bit of vulgarity in each, but each with a purpose that moves the story along. The easily offended should not see these movies. Dallas Buyer's Club in particular, the first 10 minutes is really over the top.
But I'm calling Dallas Buyer's Club for Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actor. I don't know that I have seen a movie that powerfully made, with such exquisite acting, in a long time.