Trumbo follows the life of Dalton Trumbo, the writer of hit films such as Roman Holiday and the 1960's classic Spartacus who was victimized by the US film industry and the US government for being a member of the American Communist party. Trumbo was a member of the Hollywood ten, a group of directors who were all communist party members and who stuck to their guns after the became Black Listed in Hollywood.
Now yes the communist party during this period were very hated, and rightfully so however this film shows the feelings of the communist party in the american sense. Trumbo didn't agree in the american involvement in WW2 but this guy wasn't a Nazi sympathizer and we get to see how harshly people were treated due to their belief once the war was over. We watch as Trumbo has to use fake names to get work doing B-Movies during his time at King Brothers Productions, the court case which led to him being put in prison to Tumbo being placed in the spotlight again for his writing of The Brave One and Spartacus.
This was an interesting Biopic which gives a different look at the communist party during a post war america and the influence hollywood had on how things worked in the world of cinema. The blackmail from the anti Communism side of America was interesting, and looking at Trumbo's family life get destroyed because of it was a sad thing to see.
Bryan Cranston was amazing in this role and the supporting cast gave perfect performances making this film a must see. If you are a fan of Cinema you need to see this. A film which should have got more Oscars.