Oscars Countdown: Trumbo

Yet another Oscars post and FOUR days to the ceremony! Today we’re discussing Trumbo, which is a movie I really enjoyed!

Bryan Cranston plays Dalton Trumbo, a successful Hollywood screenwriter in the 1950s who is to testify before the United States Congress regarding alleged Communist propaganda in Hollywood movies – he and other artists are jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs.

Despite the serious subject of communism and different political beliefs in Hollywood as well as the blacklist in Hollywood, it is a fun movie. The bulk of the story is about the team that Trumbo leads for himself and other blacklisted Hollywood writers where they use fake names to get their scripts made and they team up with filmmakers who are out to just make “crap”.

The movie makes you question and challenge your beliefs and it shows accounts of US history and it demonstrates great bravery and dedication – it’s a movie I definitely recommend everyone to watch because it’s both fun and enjoyable, as it is highly comedic and it contains really great acting. I have never seen Breaking Bad so this is the first time I see Bryan Cranston act and he is really great – off-topic: did you know he’s directed some Modern Family episodes? Bryan is nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role, which is the only Oscar nomination Trumbo has, and, honestly, I think Bryan does a better job than some of the other nominees.

Given the great storyline, great actors and good subjects I give Trumbo 4/5 statues. It’s a great movie that I really enjoyed watching, but it didn’t leave me in awe like Room did, which is my personal favorite from 2015. I am very excited to see how Cranston does at the Oscars, although his competition is pretty tough.

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