Through a focus on the life of Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976), this film examines the effects on individuals and families of a congressional pursuit of Hollywood Communists after World War II. Trumbo was one of several writers, directors, and actors who invoked the First Amendment in refusing to answer questions under oath. They were blacklisted and imprisoned. We follow Trumbo to prison, to exile in Mexico with his family, to poverty, to the public shunning of his children, to his writing under others' names, and to an eventual but incomplete vindication. Actors read his letters; his children and friends remember and comment. Archive photos, newsreels and interviews add texture. Written by
Writer:Christopher Trumbo (play), Christopher Trumbo (screenplay)
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stefano l (ca) wrote: I expected something more from this movie, both because I heard a lot about it at the time he was in the cinemas, and because I hoped it, considering I liked the idea of this story from the first moment I've read it. But, in the end, was a normal movie, with some good points, but not to go far over the sufficiency.
Nelson G (es) wrote: What a drag, pun intended
Karsh D (ag) wrote: Yet another British gangster film, and yet another poor one. Whilst it was nice to see some of the cast e.g. Phil Davis, Steven berkoff and Michael madsen you really have to question what possessed them to be in this.
Hollieanne C (de) wrote: The haunting story of a man released from a mental institution 16 years after accidentally being responsible for the death of his mother.
Teresa T (es) wrote: I had the netflix and didn't want to see it for 3 weeks and then finally just saw it right now. Stupid me for waiting around for 3 weeks! Jessica Yu, you have made some awesome documentaries, and always anticipating your new work.
Josh H (fr) wrote: I think she's great, but this one wasn't the funniest. Still good, but not "ROTFL" (as the kids say). Die-hards will adore it, of course, but for the casual fan, it didn't blow me away.
Noel K (br) wrote: This was the second American musical that I saw as a kid on stage. The movie version has really good modern dance routines and a very dark dream sequence (surprising for a 1955 movie). This was R&H's first musical and defined a new genre of the American musical.
Riccardo R (au) wrote: Siamo hai livelli del primo capitolo, n pi n meno.
John A (de) wrote: A fine, albeit simple, film from Ford. I suspect it will grow on me after subsequent viewings, as its simplicity and slight dramatic arc make it seem boring and slight. In reality, it seems Ford is after something quite profound here, something mythological. His use of images hearkens back to the silent days, allowing himself a space for poetry by limiting the dialogue and narrative to the bare minimum. Excellent film.
Chr P (ag) wrote: A recent discovery for me, Bette Davis showing a somewhat softer side . . . but always formidable. There were other excellent performances to match Bette's, including the despicable Cockney maid, Bessie. A heart-warming movie about a teacher's devotion.
Deb S (ag) wrote: Angela de Marco: God, you people work just like the mob! There's no difference. Regional Director Franklin: Oh, there's a big difference, Mrs. de Marco. The mob is run by murdering, thieving, lying, cheating psychopaths. We work for the President of the United States of America. Angela De Marco (Michelle Pfeiffer) wants out of her marriage to Frankie "The Cucumber" DeMarco (Alec Baldwin) because she longs for a life without all the worries that come with being part of the Mafia. But he gets knocked permanently out of the picture by Mob Boss Tony Russo when he slips up and has an affair with waitress Karen Lutnick, who also happens fooling around with Tony. Angela uses the opportunity to cut ties with her past in the hope of starting a new, honest life for herself and her young son. It isn't going to be as easy as she had hoped, since she is being spied upon by FBI agent Mike Downey, who poses as her neighbor to get closer to her. He later falls in love with her after he realizes that she is innocent pawn. Mercedes Ruehl steals the show as the paranoid and jealous wife of the Mafia boss, Dean Stockwell who plays her philandering husband Tony. Hilarious scene at the end which will have you cracking up between hubbie and the spurned wife lol! "Kiss it good bye"
vanessa h (it) wrote: easily one of the best films ive seen this millennium - Must See, regardless of age-group
Ryan W (jp) wrote: The first Chucky actually had some chills to it because the audience didn't see Chucky in his full glory until closer to the end of the film. It's not the best killer doll film ever made, however always a nice watch.
Huynh T (de) wrote: The only redeemable feature of this movie is that the location scout had really good taste (not just the Bahamian locations, but also the New England locations). Even the locations chosen for interior shots (e.g., the New England homes) were effective (i.e., to convey crampness in the case of the mother's home and the wall-to-wall windows of the beachfront home were an effective substitute for a porch). There's a shot that transitions from the mother's kitchen to her living room that's extremely tight. Most interior shots nowadays are shot in fairly spacious homes to accommodate large cameras, and so the geography of the scene isn't that interesting. But the location scouting was all that's redeemable in this movie. The premise of the movie is absurd, and the pseudoscience offered in the climax was uneducated. The lead actress was experienced and so she competently conveyed the emotions required of her role -- it's just that her character was irrational and somewhat annoying.