Matthew McConaughey has been on the periphrasis of becoming a major blockbuster star for a very long time. He is a A-lister actor, but the one missing piece is that he has never gone on a serious Oscar run before. That will now change thanks to his new movie, “Dallas Buyers Club” which begins its South Florida run today, November 15. Not only will McConaughey make a serious run at Oscar gold and other awards this year, it will be a major upset if he doesn’t win.
The year is 1985 and Ron Woodroof (McConaughey) lives a hard, fast life in the state of Texas. An electrician and sometimes bull rider by day and a heavy partier who smokes, drinks, does drugs and has unprotected sex with a large number of women by night. At a trip to the hospital, the doctor on duty informs him that he is HIV positive and has only 30 days to live and he should put his affairs in order. Ron does not believe him since that is a “fag’s disease”. However, once Ron researches that the sickness is not just regulated to homosexuals, he knows that it is the truth.
Ron flirts with the drug AZT, the Food and Drug Administration approved medication to fight AIDS at that time, but he discovers better results from drugs that exist in other countries that are not approved by the FDA. With the helps of a transsexual named Rayon (Jared Leto), he forms the Dallas Buys Club, where he sells these drugs to other AIDS patients who are looking for alternative medicines. The FDA and other local officials want to want to put a stop to Ron and his buyers club.