This is a true story starring Jennifer Garner and Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto
The reviews are very good
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A great documentary on the AIDS Crisis from survivors is "We Were Here". I saw it earlier this year on Cable. It might be available on Netflix or other similar services. Here is a link to the trailer.......
1 · November 25, 2013
0 · November 25, 2013
Good find Elaine!
I read this review of the film today. I kind of agree with the writer about Jared Leto's performance.
I thought this film was very good and that Matthew McConaughey's portrayal of Woodroof was amazing (and that he should win an Oscar for this role). I really like this director, Jean-Marc Vallée, for his films' characters and stories. I loved the costume and set design and read that the film was shot in only 25 days. That's amazing for all the details. I also like the music in the film, from the trailer song, You Ain't Alone by Alabama Shakes, to the soundtrack including: T. Rex, My Morning Jacket, Fitz and the Tantrums, Tegan and Sara, and Jared Leto's band. If you download this soundtrack from ITunes/ Project RED, 10% of the proceeds go to the Global Fund to fight AIDS (and remember Dec 1 is World AIDS Day). Thanks Kevin for organizing.
oh my goodness -- i didn't even notice the soundtrack when watching. how could that be?
Fabulous film. One of my favorites from this year.
The movie was very poignant and certainly thought provoking. Matthew McConaughey's performance was terrific and he seems to have really matured as an actor. The subject matter hit home for me since my wife and I lived in the West Village in NYC during the 80's and experienced first hand the devastation of the AIDS epidemic. We lost many friends and neighbors in those years and were totally frustrated by the inaction of the Reagan Administration. The US Public Health System was overwhelmed by this epidemic and it seemed that it was the advocacy of the lay community which really turned the tide against this dreadful disease.
2 · November 24, 2013
This was one of the most moving films I have seen this year. I was rooting for Ron. He is a man that I would in real life probably judged negatively and maybe he would have deserved this until he had to face death and his past life choices. But he became an inspiration in choosing to live life and fight for what is right, on many levels. Great acting and story.
My first time with this group, can't wait!
0 · November 24, 2013
dinner, anyone before the movie?
I'd like to go wondering if anyone is open to carpooling from Chapel Hill? Let me know!
I saw it last night. Profound, moving story and performances. Y'all are going to love it.
1 · November 24, 2013
Movie starts at 7 so try to show up before then.
Also it's going to be very cold so we will meet inside.
0 · November 23, 2013
I think I will be movie-d out by the Carborro Film Fest--- I'll be attending both days. :)
0 · November 22, 2013
I'm looking forward to seeing this film but the Ukulele Orchestra is in town so I'll have to catch it another time. Y'all have fun!
0 · November 21, 2013
This is one movie I really am looking forward to see.
0 · November 10, 2013
a write-up about Jared Leto's role in Sundays' NY Times:
0 · October 28, 2013
I saw the film, C.R.A.Z.Y., by this same director...very good and quirky French-Canadian film.
This film is tentatively set to open on Fri Nov 22 at Colony, Carolina Theatre, and Chelsea.
The Rialto email I get weekly says this movie will start on 11/22
0 · October 27, 2013
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