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Rated R · 124 min. · 2015


This is the story of the infamous Hollywood blacklist seen through the biography of its most interesting victim. Bryan Cranston stars as the great screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who, in the late 1940s, was kicked out of Hollywood and served time in prison for being a member of the Communist Party. The drab first half of the film plays like a History Channel dramatization, but things pick up after that, thanks to the high-voltage supporting cast, including John Goodman, Louis C.K. and Helen Mirren. The second half is like a whole different movie, and it’s worth sticking around for. As Trumbo makes his triumphant comeback, he uses a kind of political jujitsu against his tormentors, leveraging Washington gutlessness and Hollywood greed for his own crafty purposes.

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Director: Jay Roach
Writer: Bruce Cook and John McNamara
Producer: Monica Levinson, Michael London, Nimitt Mankad, John McNamara, Shivani Rawat and Jay Roach
Cast: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Louis C.K., Elle Fanning, John Goodman, Michael Stuhlbarg, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, David James Elliott and Alan Tudyk





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