A few short years ago, you would not have guessed that Matthew McConaughey would be the actor that everyone is talking about, but after MUD and Dallas Buyers Club, he is likely to be on a lot of people’s lips. The new trailer for the film from a true story gives us a pretty good sell on the film.
Based on Ron Woodroof’s life, and the curious and outlandish events following his AIDS diagnosis, it’s a film that could land McConaughey some nominations, especially if it, and he, are as good as this taste would have us believe.
Take a look below, and let me know what you think.
Dallas Buyers Club Trailer
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Matthew McConaughey stars in DALLAS BUYERS CLUB as real-life Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof, whose free-wheeling life was overturned in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. These were the early days of the AIDS epidemic, and the U.S. was divided over how to combat the virus.
Ron, now shunned and ostracized by many of his old friends, and bereft of government-approved effective medicines, decided to take matters in his own hands, tracking down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal. Bypassing the establishment, the entrepreneurial Woodroof joined forces with an unlikely band of renegades and outcasts – who he once would have shunned – and established a hugely successful “buyers’ club.” Their shared struggle for dignity and acceptance is a uniquely American story of the transformative power of resilience.
Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
Writers: Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack
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