Dallas Buyers Club
Dallas Buyers Club is director Jean-Marc Vallée’s (The Young Victoria, C.R.A.Z.Y.) portrait of the true story of accidental AIDS activist and homophobe, Ron Woodroof.
When Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) is diagnosed with HIV and told that he has only thirty days to live, he pleads with a doctor (Jennifer Garner) for what was then an experimental drug, AZT. But he refuses to submit to a clinical trial, so he steals the drug — taking his first dose with a beer chaser and a snort of cocaine. When the AZT dosage makes him sick, he seeks out alternative medicine.
Woodroof begins smuggling unapproved treatments over the border from Mexico, where he strikes up an unlikely alliance with Rayon, a sleek but troubled drag queen, played by Jared Leto. The pair team up to sell treatments to the growing numbers of HIV and AIDS patients neglected by the medical establishment.