Wednesday, August 28, 2013

And the Oscar goes to...

Just saw the trailer for Matthew McConaughey's new movie, Dallas Buyers Club, based on the life of Ron Woodroof, a Texas cowboy diagnosed as HIV-positive in 1985, who realized that while there were drugs to help those living with AIDS, they weren't approved by the government or readily available. So he took matters into his own hands, tracking down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal. Woodroof joined forces with an unlikely band of renegades and outcasts—who he once would have shunned—and established a hugely successful "buyers' club."

The movie, which also stars Jennifer Garner and Jared Leto (took me a while to realize it was him), opens in early December, and given that many (including me) thought McConaughey might get nominated for an Oscar last year, this may be the performance that finally gets him to the big dance. Looks pretty great, and I can almost guarantee I'll cry. (But that's nothing surprising.)

See for yourself:

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