Thursday, February 18, 2016


At the hotel on Thursday night, February 5, I watched Trumbo. This part of my effort to see all of the movies nominated for this year's Oscars.

Trumbo is a 2015 American biographical drama film directed by Jay Roach and written by John McNamara. It stars Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Louis C.K. and John Goodman. Bryan Cranston is nominated for best actor for his role in the movie.

The film follows the life of Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. It is based on the biography Dalton Trumbo by Bruce Alexander Cook.

Due to the fact that it is a true story, there are a number of famous celebrities portrayed, such as Kurt Douglas, John Wayne and Edward G. Robinson. They tried to find actors that looked and sounded like the famous celebrities. It works to some degree.

The first hour is slow, but there are twenty minutes towards the end that are very good. I give it a "B-". With so much content in the world, it is not something that I recommend you go out of your way to see, unless, like me, you trying to see all of the Oscar nominated films and performances... Cranston is not going to win best actor for this role.

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