The movie "Dallas Buyers Club", directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, is based on the true life story of Ron Woodroof, an electrician and amateur rodeo bull rider in Dallas, Texas USA (imdb). In 1985 Ron was diagnosed with HIV and was given 30 days to live. He started smuggling anti-viral medications from all over the world, which were still unapproved, for his own treatment and created the "Dallas Buyers Club" providing its paying members with these alternative treatments.
The movie shows how a determined and savvy man fights for his life and is doing good for a lot of others, but he has to struggle against a rigid & outmoded law system and against an arrogant & hypocritical bureaucracy.
"Dallas Buyers Club" is an entertaining biopic and a compelling retrospective on an episode of the history of medicine.