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by Nigel M Smith
August 27, 2013 12:45 PM
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Trailer of the Week: Matthew McConaughey Combats AIDS With Some Help From Jared Leto in 'Dallas Buyers Club'

"Dallas Buyers Club"

Before We Saw the Trailer, We Thought: For months now, photos have been circulating from the set of "Dallas Buyers Club," showcasing a clearly committed Matthew McConaughey, who lost a reported 47-pounds to play real-life Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof, whose hard-partying life was overturned in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive. Snubbed last year despite some of the best reviews of his career for "Magic Mike," "Bernie" and "Killer Joe," McConaughey has his best shot ever at nabbing an Oscar nomination for this film, should it go over well with critics and audiences.

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And Now?  Based on this powerful and promising preview, McConaughey stands a solid shot at netting that ever elusive nom, as does his co-star Jared Leto, who plays a fellow HIV patient, and went to similar physical extremes for the role.

Directed by "Young Victoria" helmer Jean-Marc Vallée, "Dallas Buyers Club" centers on Woodroof, who after being told he has 30 days to live, takes matters into his own hands and tracks down alternative treatments by means both legal and illegal. Jennifer Garner shows up as a doctor, and judging by the trailer, love interest.

The film world premieres at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival and opens via Focus Features on November 1. Watch the trailer below:



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9 Comments

  • VM | August 27, 2013 9:43 PMReply

    Yes! I'm in the trailer!! #extragoals And from those days of shooting Matthew is getting that Oscar.

  • DUDDI | August 27, 2013 6:59 PMReply

    This looks absolutely brilliant... I hope it won't disappoint us... Mat. McConaughey looks exceptionally fine in the trailer. I was curious to see who he was going to pull this one out, but now he has my attention. It will be hard for him to receive two Academy Awards this year for this one and for Mud (supporting), knowing that Pitt didn't receive two nods for his work in "Moneyball" and "The Tree of Life" (supporting); ... He's a contender but how strong, that will be seen when the movie is released.

  • Chris L. | August 27, 2013 5:29 PMReply

    It will have to be truly extraordinary to beat his performance in Mud. Maybe that's considered a supporting role, but it shouldn't be forgotten.

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  • jjaylad | August 27, 2013 3:51 PMReply

    This looks great. And exciting! This made me think: there have been too few great films in the past decade which (inherently) address AIDS' social stigma and humanizes its victims. There was Precious and ....

  • Bela | August 27, 2013 3:09 PMReply

    this looks great!

  • Artxuleta | August 27, 2013 3:07 PMReply

    I'm a fan. https://vimeo.com/m/7761485

  • M. | August 27, 2013 2:32 PMReply

    Leto's going to steal the show. I can still see Matt tho.

  • Bobbydafan | August 27, 2013 1:32 PMReply

    WOW.