DALLAS BUYERS CLUB
Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leo, Denis O’Hare, Steve Zahn, Dallas Roberts
Dallas Buyers Club has already gotten huge buzz as it is also “The Movie Where Matthew McConaughey Lost a Lot of Weight”. Pictures of a very gaunt McConaughey and Jared Leto in drag surfaced while filming and it made all the headlines. The film is inspired by the true story of Ron Woodroof (McConaughey) who tests positive for HIV in 1986 and given only months to live. He takes matters into his own hands by taking alternative non-approved drugs and smuggling them from all over the country. Word spreads about his drugs and supplements and other patients seek him out for their own supply.
McConaughey has really turned his career around lately. He has distanced himself away from the the dopey rom-coms he had been cracking out. In 2012, he had strong performances across the board in Magic Mike, Bernie, The Paperboy, and Killer Joe. In 2013, he received high praise for Mud and will also be appearing in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street. I am pretty sure someone is hoping for an Oscar nomination between any of his three films.
RELEASE DATE: November 1, 2013
Here’s the trailer: