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The guy from “Sahara” got an Oscar this year rather than Leonardo Dicaprio?
The reasons behind the Academy not giving more than a nod to luscious Leo is a discussion for another day, but in the meantime all I can say is that Matthew McConaughey gives a truly brilliant performance here as true-life AIDS sufferer Ron Woodroof.
Despite its heavy subject matter, this movie is not a straightforward tear-jerker. It is actually quite a surprisingly light-hearted con-movie at times and that just makes the situation strangely feel more real to the audience.
Give credit where its due to Jared Leto as well, playing a fellow AIDS patient and transgender who gives an even better performance than McConaughey. He’ll make an excellent Joker.