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Dallas Buyers Club: from bigot to activist

Issue No. 2389

This hotly-tipped Oscar contender shows the transition of cowboy Ron Woodroof from bigot to activist after he is diagnosed with HIV.

Matthew McConaughey has been widely praised for his portrayal of Woodroof, a real life figure who helped Aids sufferers in the US get medication from Mexico. So has Jared Leto who plays a fictionalised transgender woman named Rayon.

Dallas Buyers Club, directed by Jean-Marc Vallee In cinemas Friday 7 February


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Tue 4 Feb 2014, 16:21 GMT
Issue No. 2389
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