"The Dallas Buyers Club"
The true story of Texas electrician Ron Woodroof and his battle with the medical establishment and pharmaceutical companies after being diagnosed as HIV-positive in 1986, and his search for alternative treatments that helped established a way in which fellow HIV-positive people could join for access to his supplies.
If you saw pictures of a sickly gaunt Matthew McConaughey floating around the internet in the past year or so, this is why. I have to admit, didn’t think anyone could ugly up McConaughey but now I know it can be done. In a role some are saying will secure for him the Oscar nomination he seems to be working toward in the last few years, he takes on the burden of a dying man with HIV whose illness pulls him into a healthcare cause that still has roots in today. He isn’t the only one to lose some weight; this also a movie that intrigued 30 Seconds to Mars frontman, Jared Leto (yep, that’s him as a transexual hooker) enough to get back into acting after his hiatus. The Dallas Buyers Club will make its debut at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival, and I have a ticket to see it. Stay tuned for my TIFF 2013 coverage next weekend, and I’ll let you know my thoughts.