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Trailer Watch: Jean-Marc Vallée’s Dallas Buyers Club

Canadian director Jean-Marc Vallée has had a curiously diverse career so far, going from the flamboyant coming-of-age dramedy C.R.A.Z.Y. to the historical romance of Young Victoria. The connective tissue between those two movies is that they are both period pieces, and so Vallee is presumably bringing a keen sense of the times to Dallas Buyers Club, a mid-198os AIDS drama starring Matthew McConaughey as a dying Texan electrician infected with the virus who helped others in a similarly grave situation gain access to medicines yet to be approved by the FDA. This is yet another film that firmly repositions McConaughey as a bona fide actor (rather than shirt-removing rom-com star), and given his very evident commitment to the role (i.e. his significant weight loss) he should get some serious awards attention for the performance.

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