Dallas Buyers Club

Edelman: An AIDS Reminder

Nov 11, 2013

To be sure, Dallas Buyers Club is not the title of a new film about a Texas-based wholesale food-and-clothing outlet. Also to be sure, Dallas Buyers Club likely will not be smashing box office records. That is because this fact-based drama centers on Ron Woodroof, played by Matthew McConaughey, a man who in the film’s opening scenes is as likable as a sleazy creep who smiles at you with mock sincerity while picking your pocket. Woodroof is a reckless, cocaine-snorting, sex-obsessed hustler. But then, he is given what amounts to a death sentence. He learns that he is HIV-positive and is told by a doctor, “You have 30 days left, so put your affairs in order.”