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Dallas Buyers Club

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Matthew McConaughey jumped head-first into portraying real-life AIDS victim and activist Ron Woodruff. The film tells the story of Woodruff’s efforts during the 1980s to spread life-saving drugs to other AIDS/HIV positive patients that weren’t available in the U.S. yet. He creates the “Dallas Buyers Club,” one of many “buyers clubs” to spring up during that time, with aims to distribute medication throughout Texas after bringing it up from Mexico. His battles with his own disease, his “clients,” and the Food and Drug Administration are the cornerstones of this harrowing story of survival. It also gives us Jared Leto as one of the greatest supporting characters in movie history, so what’s not to love?!

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