Great performances are not the only reason I'll be cheering for Dallas Buyers Club, though. I don't want to give away anything specific, in case you've managed to remain as clueless about the film's content as I was going in. But if you're anything like me, it will make you laugh, it will bring more than one tear to your eye—and it will make you seethe at the brazenly unjust machinations of the powers that be.
And as much as technology has thankfully progressed since the late 1980s, when the film is set, the politics of the matter have changed little. The villains of the piece (and their counterparts in other countries) still arrogate to themselves the legal right to tell you what you can and cannot do, even when the only person you risk harming is yourself—and even when the risk of doing nothing is arguably the greater one.