DALLAS BUYERS CLUB
|Starring||Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto|
18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.
Oscar buzz is all around and critics are calling this McConaughey's role of a lifetime. McConaughey fully committed to the role of Ron Woodroof, losing 38 pounds so that his appearance would match that of the real Woodroof as the AIDS virus ravaged his body.
McConaughey leads as real life Texan Ron Woodroof. A womanizing, drug-using, homophobic redneck, Woodroof became an unlikely real-life Robin Hoode when a work injury led to his AIDS diagnosis in 1986. Given just thirty days to live, Woodroof took matters into his own hands when the red tape of the medical system and the greed of drug companies prevented him from getting the treatment he needed. By studying the disease and becoming his own physician, Woodroof found that the drugs he needed were not FDA-approved, but could be purchased from different countries around the world. Within a couple years Woodroof had started the DALLAS BUYERS CLUB, an expansive network of buyers and sellers distributing the drugs AIDS victims needed to improve and prolong their lives.
McConaughey is not alone in his physical commitment to the film. Jared Leto dropped down to a gaunt 112 pounds to play Rayon, the trans woman who not only helped Woodroof establish the buyers' club, but was also the first to chip away at his homophobic beliefs.
"Matthew McConaughey continues to amaze." -Joe Morgenstern, WALL STREET JOURNAL
"[Matthew McConaughey's] explosive, unerring portrayal defines what makes an actor great, blazing commitment to a character and the range to make every nuance felt." -Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE
"Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto give terrific performances in this riveting and surprisingly relatable true story." -Peter Debruge, VARIETY
Academy Award Nominations:
Best Actor - Matthew McConaughey
Best Supporting Actor - Jared Leto
Best Film Editing - John Mac McMurphy and Martin Pensa
Best Makeup and Hairstyling - Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews
Best Original Screenplay - Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack