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Release Date: November 1st, 2013

DVD Release Date: February 4th, 2014

R|1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary
In mid-1980s Texas, electrician Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) is stunned to learn that he has AIDS. Though told that he has just 30 days left to live, Woodroof refuses to give in to despair. He seeks out alternative therapies and smuggles unapproved drugs into the U.S. from wherever he can find them. Woodroof joins forces with a fellow AIDS patient (Jared Leto) and begins selling the treatments to the growing number of people who can't wait for the medical establishment to save them.

Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto, Denis O'Hare, Steve Zahn, Michael O'Neill, Dallas Roberts, Griffin Dunne

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée

Genres: Docudrama

Production Co: Voltage Pictures, Evolution Independent, R2 Films

Distributors: Focus Features

Keywords: Doctor, Intense, Sacrifice, Pursuit, 1980s

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  • McConaughey's performance isn't just about the weight loss. It's about gaining compassion, even wisdom, and it's awesome. show more

  • What distinguishes Borten and Wallack’s screenplay is its refusal to sentimentalize by providing humbling epiphanies to set Ron on the right path and endow him with empathy. show more

  • This classic tale of a little guy taking on giants benefits from being essentially true, and from accomplished filmmaking, but most of all from the beautiful vitality of Mr. McConaughey's performance. show more

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Nominated Best Foreign Language Film
Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro (2014)
Winner Audience Award
Festival internazionale del film di Roma (2013)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Writing (Original Screenplay)
Winner Makeup and Hairstyling