Written July 22, 2014
There are certain films that literally anyone who participates in viewing films has seen and should see and "Forrest Gump" is a prime example. "Forrest Gump" is a unique type of film that is a narrative/flashback/current time style film about one man named Forrest Gump, one of the biggest cinematic character icons of all time from legendary actor Tom Hanks. Forrest is mentally challenged. He doesn't suffer from mental retardation, but it can be implied he is slightly autistic. Forrest Gump has had an incredible life. After being bullied as a child for having braces on his legs and being autistic in Georgia, he went on to be an all American football player due to his tremendous speed and ended up meeting JFK. He was a war hero in Vietnam where he lost his friend Bubba but later took care of his family financially due to becoming very successful in Bubba's shrimp business. To add on to Forrest's talent, he became an international ping pong player after becoming skilled in the war hospital and makes a national news landmark by leading many others to go for a run around the country. But the events that shape Forrest's life are not by his achievements but from his relationships. His childhood lover Jenny (Robin Wright) has always been Forrest's main motivation. After a fun childhood and having an abusive father, jenny ends up making mistakes. She became a model for an inappropriate magazine, became a singer at a sex club, joined the hippie movement while Forrest was ironically fighting the war where she became a drug addict, and became highly depressed. Forrest also met his friend Lieutenant Dan, his war leader who lost his legs in Vietnam before Forest saved his life. The two have a fascinating relationship. Forrest and his mother are also very close and encourages Forrest commonly. Forrest Gump tells his story to various people on a bench while sitting on the bus station. What writer Eric Roth does to this adapted story is show us how the simplest people can be inspirations and even heroes. I bet 10/10 people 9/10 times would ignore whoever is next to them and find no interest what so ever. Forrest Gump is a man of amazement and can teach us that no matter one's disability mentally or physically, they can be important people. Director Robert Zemmeckis takes us throughout American History and shows how one man's life related to some of the most crucial times our country faced. He uses great time change and uses the shift between flashbacks, narration, and modern time beautifully. We get great film aspects to show this inspiration come to life. The different types of locations are designed beautifully, from Vietnam to the white house, we see amazing settings to portray the life around one simple man. The beautiful character development and classic text allow us to be wrapped around in pure movie magic and experience world class cinema from a talented team. Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump is genius and fun to watch as we see this man be brought to life by one of the greatest actors we will ever see. The supporting cast is terrific and everyone in this picture gives tremendous effort to give us a classic film. It isn't recognized this widely for no reason. The most famous quote from this film is "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what your going to get." Well, with Forrest Gump you definitely know what your gonna get... an amazing film that is inspiring and reflecting on how each person is beautiful.
Written July 10, 2015
I have it at ho,e it's the best movie TOM HANKS YOUR A GOOD ACT!!! Jenny needs that little girl in her head lol Joy (inside out) Jenny needs ya!!
Written July 04, 2010
Tom hanks and whoever played Jenny gave a great performance. Arguably the best movie of the nineties.
Written March 01, 2013
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