Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner, Steve Zahn
Plot: A Dallas electrician and hustler, Ron Woodroof, is diagnosed with HIV. He begins to fight the FDA and government to help those with AIDS get the medication they need.
Overall: Solid film. Everybody was raving about it, and after all the film award shows, I decided to finally sit down and watch it. First off, Jared Leto deserves the world. His performance was perfection. His character was one of the people you feel every emotion with, the loveable, bubbly character. Matthew McConaughey’s character—for me at least—was quite difficult to like, especially at the beginning of the film. While you root for him for fighting to help others with the disease, you kind of hate him for his homophobia and the way he treats others. Obviously, he’s a character that changes throughout the film and he grows on you, but for me, it was quite a struggle to say, “Alright, I guess he’s an okay person.” As a whole, I think the film served its purpose. I gave it an 8 for doing just that. I wanted more of a punch though, and I didn’t quite get that at the end of the film. Definitely worth watching and deserves all the praise it has received. Jared Leto and Matthew McConaughey definitely won Best Actor and Supporting Actor awards, hands down. Best I’ve seen from McConaughey yet. And I love Jared Leto to the core. He’s a beautiful person, inside and out. This role truly brought out that core of him, in my opinion.