I was very pissed at the beginning because all I was watching was a stupid, homophobic guy. Somehow the movie changes its own set up by the time Jared Leto appears, which plays the best character in the movie. Attention, this is really not a movie about AIDS, but more about the pharmaceutical industry and how the capitalism system alienates our lives by literally taking away what has the power to let us live.
i really liked McConaughey in this movie and i really liked the way this movie looked at Dallas, Texas, i have a weakness for movies set in different parts of Texas clearly, but otherwise i don't remember much about it and i think there is also a lot of erasure happening here and it ends up being a "straight man" savior movie for a very terrifying moment in American history
Pretty standard cinematic storytelling, without really going deeper into the painful issue that is covered, especially in the case of Leto's character - I bet transgender people had a lot more problems in that time, especially in Texas. Leto's and McConaughey's excellent performances elevates it a bit higher then it should be.