Trumbo parents guide

Trumbo Parent Guide

A Hollywood witch hunt is afoot.

Release date November 27, 2015

Based on the life of Dalton Trumbo (played by Bryan Cranston), this movie follows his career ups and downs as the successful Hollywood screenwriter is called to testify before the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) in 1947 and then blacklisted for suspected sympathies towards the Communist Party.

Why is Trumbo rated R? The MPA rated Trumbo R for language including some sexual references.

Run Time: 124 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is Trumbo rated R? Trumbo is rated R by the MPAA for language including some sexual references.

- Brief non-graphic fighting.
- Depictions of fighting.
- Some scenes may frighten children.

Sexual Content:
- Sexual references and language.
- Buttocks nudity seen in a non-sexual context.
- Embracing and kissing.

Approximately 46 instances of coarse language, including:
- Frequent use of the sexual expletive, sometimes in a sexual context.
- Frequent use of scatological slang.
- Use of profanity, cursing and vulgar expressions.
- Use of ethno-cultural slurs.

Alcohol / Drug Use:
- Tobacco use.
- Alcohol use.
- Substance use.

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News About "Trumbo"

Learn more about the real Dalton Trumbo and the Hollywood Ten – the rest of the group of writers and directors who also refused to testify before House Committee on Un-American Activities.

This movie is based on the book Dalton Trumbo by Bruce Cook.

From the Studio: In 1947, Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) was Hollywood's top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. TRUMBO (directed by Jay Roach) recounts how Dalton used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice under the blacklist, which entangled everyone from gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) to John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger. Written by Bleecker Street

Cast and Crew

Trumbo is directed by Jay Roach and stars Cast: Bryan Cranston, Louis C.K., Elle Fanning, John Goodman, Diane Lane, Michael Stuhlbarg, Helen Mirren.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Trumbo movie is February 16, 2016. Here are some details…

Trumbo releases to home video on February 16, 2016.

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Dalton Trumbo penned the scripts for Spartacus and Roman Holiday. The movie Good Night and Good Luck looks at one TV News journalist’s response to the USA’s Cold War paranoia and investigations into various citizens’ Communist connections.

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