Trumbo (2015) Rated R

In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was one of the top screenwriters until he and other artists were blacklisted for their political beliefs. Starring Bryan Cranston, Michael Stuhlbarg, and David Maldonado.

This film tells the story of Trumbo, a screenwriter in Hollywood during the 1940’s, and how he was being accused of being an American traitor. The story is more about Trumbo than the blacklisted ten in Hollywood. I believe that there were probably some people on that list who were not communists, but I believe that there were some that leaned that. Looking back on this film after the year America just had makes me wonder what went wrong. Back then, we fought against communism – now our government embraces it on the count of freedom. The film is entertaining, but it lacks facts. I’m not sure if I sympathize with Trumbo and believe that he gets what he deserves as a card-carrying communist. The performances by the actors were lackluster. The script had some humorous moments in an era that I just don’t find funny. This film is not worth the watch.

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