10 AMAZING TRANSFORMATIVE PERFORMANCES

10 AMAZING TRANSFORMATIVE PERFORMANCES

Giving a good performance, giving it all is what it’s all about.

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Dallas Buyers Club

In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is himself diagnosed with the disease.

“Screw the FDA, I’m a DOA!” With a deadly virus in his body and red tape around his throat, Ron Woodroof is fighting back.

An imperfect man fights for survival during an uncertain time in America. Inspired by true events, Ron Woodroof’s story of strength is told in Dallas Buyers Club. Matthew McConaughey portrays the real-life character.

He lost 18 kg for his role of a man dying of AIDS. That’s not just a number. The ashen complexion, the red, sunken eyes, the gaunt face and the skeletal body — laid bare to unsparing light — tell the story of a disease that ravaged not just the body but, in the 1980s, left a scared, uncomprehending world looking at something they barely understood.

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After his friends shun him owing to the ‘disease’ and the doctors give him 30 days to put his affairs in order, instead of succumbing to depression, he becomes his own physician. He discovers and smuggles unapproved but effective drugs into the US from Mexico and other countries for himself and to make money.

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What seems like a standard plot is elevated to excellence by the lead actors’ remarkable performances. There’s more to McConaughey than the drastic weight loss. From getting the Texan mannerisms, swagger and his character’s juvenility right, to producing a range of emotions, he reinvents himself and gives the performance of his career. It would be a shame if he doesn’t bag the much-coveted Oscar for it. Leto is a revelation too and deserves the accolades coming his way.

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Dallas Buyers Club may not be the authoritative story on the AIDS scare of the 1980s, but it’s as good as any.

Ron died in 1992, seven years after he was diagnosed with HIV. This is his incredible life story, told with a dash of humour and an empathy-evoking narrative. Brilliant would be an understatement.

Ron Woodroof passed that test.

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Frozen

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Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.

Anna, a fearless optimist, sets off on an epic journey – teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven – to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. From the outside Anna’s sister, Elsa looks poised, regal and reserved, but in reality, she lives in fear as she wrestles with a mighty secret-she was born with the power to create ice and snow. It’s a beautiful ability, but also extremely dangerous. Haunted by the moment her magic nearly killed her younger sister Anna, Elsa has isolated herself, spending every waking minute trying to suppress her growing powers. Her mounting emotions trigger the magic, accidentally setting off an eternal winter that she can’t stop. She fears she’s becoming a monster and that no one, not even her sister, can help her.

Frozen is one of the coolest comedy-adventure ever to hit the big screen. Practically magical in every way! 

DO NOT Let It Go

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HIGHWAY

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Right before her wedding, a young woman finds herself abducted and held for ransom. As the initial days pass, she she begins to develop a strange bond with her kidnapper.

 

A girl. A city girl – young, full of life – is on the highway at night. With her fiancé. They are about to get married in four days. Suddenly, her life is swung away from the brocade and jewelery of marriage to the harsh brutality of abduction. Her life will never be the same again. The same night, the gang is in panic. The girl is a big industrialist’s daughter. His links in the corridors of power make ransom out of the question. They are doomed. But the leader of this group is adamant. For him sending her back is not an option. He will do whatever it takes to see this through. But as the days pass by, the scenery changes, the light changes, the sun sets and rises and the air changes, she feels that she has changed as well. Gradually, a strange bond begins to develop between the victim and the oppressor. It is in this captivity that she, for the first time, feels free. She does not want to go back but she also doesn’t want to reach where he is taking her. She wishes this journey to never end. Maybe the Highway will not really change her. Maybe this feeling is just a passing phase. Maybe not.

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Beyond darkness… beyond desolation… lies the greatest danger of all.

“THE ABSOLUTE PERFECT MOVIE FOR THE HOLIDAYS”

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After successfully crossing over (and under) the Misty Mountains, Thorin and Company must seek aid from a powerful stranger before taking on the dangers of Mirkwood Forest–without their Wizard. If they reach the human settlement of Lake-town, it will be time for the hobbit Bilbo Baggins to fulfil his contract with the dwarves. The party must complete the journey to Lonely Mountain & burglar Baggins must seek out the Secret Door that will give them access to the hoard of the dragon Smaug. And, where has Gandalf got off to? And what is his secret business to the south?

The Desolation of Smaug represents a confident, exciting second chapter for the Hobbit series for those underwhelmed by its predecessor & leaves you excited for the final chapter in the trilogy.

There’s a lot to admire in ‘The Desolation of Smaug’. Faster pace, beautiful sets, lovely score, costumes & most impressive High Frame Rate, with the comeback of one of the most beloved character of the original series, Legolas, will surely win over the audiences, over the globe this Christmas season.

I won’t call it just a movie. It is another grand entry in the Tolkien saga. I would really thank Peter Jackson, who is keeping the legend alive & again after so many years you want to go to the stores & read those novels again.

It’s pleasing to see a filmmaker this in love with storytelling, this committed to creating entire worlds… that’s a rare thing indeed, & for it to turn out so well is even more rare.

PETER JACKSON did it in the most beautiful manner like he did previously, without cutting down any script or even the most least part of the novel and brought everything again all up to the screen IN THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WAY!!!!!

If anything, I’ll definitely go catch it again. Thumbs up!