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- Families can talk about the actions of the drug companies and the FDA as portrayed in this movie. Were they doing the best they could? Or was business (and profits) getting in the way of helping people?
- Even though Ron Woodroof more or less broke the law, is he still a hero?
What's the movie's position on AIDS treatment? Does the movie advocate healthy living over hospitals and prescription drugs? Where do the two meet?
- In theaters: November 1, 2013
- On DVD or streaming: February 4, 2014
- Cast: Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner, Matthew McConaughey
- Director: Jean-Marc Vallee
- Studio: Focus Features
- Genre: Drama
- Run time: 117 minutes
- MPAA rating: R
- MPAA explanation: pervasive language, some strong sexual content, nudity and drug use
- Last updated: November 24, 2019
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