Forrest Gump

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Forrest Gump: My momma always said, “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”

Trailer: 

Cast:

Robin Wright as Jenny

Gary Sinise as Lt. Dan

Tom Hanks as Forest Gump

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Comedy, Drama, Romance

135 minutes

I agree with Roger Ebert, I have never met anyone like Forrest Gump in a movie before.

Forrest Gump is not an intelligent man but finds himself present at many American historic moments.  I believe that was the magic behind this entertaining movie.  I laughed &  cried (a lot) This heartwarming story is often breathtaking and brilliant.  Its funny at times and often very sad revealing quiet truths.  Forrest Gump (Hanks) for 135 minutes is incapable of doing anything less than profound.  He can also run like the wind blows!

Forrest Gump is about a lot of things!  But I like to think about Forrest Gump being a movie about “Good Luck”  namely his college football scholarship, his Medal of Honor in Vietnam, becoming a ping-pong champion, a shrimpin boat captain and finally a millionaire!

Because of his IQ of 75, maybe Forrest does not fully understand everything that happens to him, but I believe He is just a simple man who understands everything in his own unique way!  He even understands everything about love, even though Jenny, the girl he falls in love with the minute he met her in grade school never falls in love with him.

I most also quickly mention Sally Field as Forrest Gump’s mother! She was exceptional and her love for Forrest can not go unnoticed.

Zemeckis (#13 Back to the Future)  is brilliant for taking us along with Forrest on a tour of American History thru computerized visuals .  He takes us on that “roller coaster” ride I keep taking about about in my movie reviews, and when the ride is over  Forrest Gump lives in our hearts forever! It was pure magic. 

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