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For movie lovers and movie critics, the end of the year brings an avalanche of "best of" lists to analyze, pick apart, and argue over. Here at CT Movies, knowing that every critic and every movie lover brings different tastes, interests, ...

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David Llamas

January 04, 2014  2:36pm

Vickey, I understand your aversion to the content in Dallas Buyers Club; I have not yet seen it myself for similar reasons. But I think it's a bit much to object to CT's endorsement of it on those grounds. It's not that it "passes for entertainment"--it certainly doesn't sound like a popcorn movie--but that it's spoken to many viewers concerning a painful issue. If anything, movies have ever more potential to be redemptive by tackling issues such as AIDS. (Although I don't know which "more redeeming movies" you refer to.) While the film's content may bother some of us more than others, that's no reason to discount the reviewer's (and others') positive experience with Dallas Buyers Club as an emotional and redemptive movie. Then again, both you and I are incapable of speaking to the film's content, not having seen it. Peace.

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VICKEY GUESS

January 04, 2014  11:11am

I know many critics are praising the Dallas Buyers Club, but I can't bring myself to watch a movie that includes "pervasive language, strong sexual content, nudity and drug use", according to Metacritric. I understand that's "gritty reality" in a fallen world but I see no reason to expose myself or my husband to that sort of content when there are so many more redeeming movies out there. Frankly, I'm disappointed that a Christian website would recommend it as one of the top movies of 2013....sad commentary on our society if that's what passes for entertainment.

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