Life is like a box of chocolates...you never know what you're gonna get.
A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes him. "Forrest Gump" is the story of a man who rose above his challenges, and who proved that determination, courage, and love are more important than ability.
Move over, Battleship Potemkin. We've got a fresh new load of propaganda!
For a movie that acts almost like a travelogue for how awesome America is, don't you think it's odd that the story centers around your average American - some random, low-intelligence nobody?
The theme of this movie is simple: Do as you're told.
That's all Forrest does in the whole movie, and he ends up a famous millionaire entrepreneur war hero athlete and pop culture icon.
Jenny, on the other hand, does the exact opposite, questions the status-quo at every turn, stands up for what she believes in all throughout the movie...and ends up a depressed abuse victim with two broken homes and AIDS.
Yeah, so don't…
News reporter: "Why are you doing this?"
Forrest: "I just..felt..like..running."
This film is incredible.
Tom Hanks, you gump you!
A saccharine, self-mythologizing piece of American agit-prop. Interesting how this borrows a few things from Back to the Future, as Gump plays a role in American historical events of the 1960s through the 80s, but it’s borderline insulting in its depiction of the other “normal” people in his life who, the film suggests, only need to be blissfully dumb like Gump to be happy. That he is shown to play such a large part in American history seems to speak less about his own remarkable life and instead trivializes important events.
Leon. The Shawshank Redemption. Shallow Grave. Clerks. Natural Born Killers. PULP FICTION.
In a year of quality movies, how did this quality movie win Best Picture?
I had watched half of Forrest Gump recently and finished it off this evening. It made me cross - the condescending way it portrayed a man of limited intelligence, the condescending way it treated his future wife and those around them, with its very conservative Christian message. I'm not at all sure what charm I ever saw in the film.
This movie is as stupid as Forrest Gump himself is.
I saw this film, fortunately, before any of the hype hit. I enjoyed it and think it is a solid film. Unfortunately all the subsequent hype, themed restaurants, parodies and endless re-runs on cable have made me wish to never see it again.
I am watching Forrest Gump. It is a nice film about a simple man who is not very smart. He does lots of things in the film like fighting in army and he loves to go running. He likes a girl called Jenny but she is naughty and does drugs and things. There is a black man in the film who has a weird bottom lip and another man who has no legs and nice long hair that flows in the wind. Then Forrest goes on a very big long run and grows a big beard. Characters are often heard saying RUN FORREST RUN and that is just what he does because Forrest Gump loves to run. He also loves eating chocolates. I really enjoyed the film and it made me laugh. I give it 10/10
Una de mis peliculas favoritas de superacion personal.
Entertaining comedy/drama/fantasy has a lot to keep you busy (and excellent special effects), but doesn't measure up to its epic pretensions. It would've benefited from sticking to comedy and eschewing sentiment. Instead it pushes every button imaginable to jerk a reaction out of the viewer, and tries to dictate your emotions with a pushy music score. The movie lapses into silliness at times, and is self-indulgent for the last hour.
Director Robert Zemeckis attempts to evoke each era by illustrating its clichés and by scoring it to a procession of over-familiar songs that serve as lazy, embarrassingly obvious signifiers of their times (Sweet Home Alabama, Hound Dog, Blowin' in the Wind, California Dreamin', For What it's Worth, On the Road Again, Mrs. Robinson, etc.). Tom Hanks is funny and convincing in the title role, but Forrest is too much of an invincible saint to be very interesting.
Single greatest movie of all time.
best movie ever !!
It's hard to not watch this movie and just be drawn into every aspect of this man's life.
From absolutely jaw-dropping acting (I feel that even to this day Sally Field doesn't get the recognition she deserves. I was very VERY pleased to see her in "Lincoln") to visual effects that, in my mind, are still incredibly relevant even by 2013 standards (Sure in 1994, you could certainly tell where they used CGI to add in the faces of Kennedy and LBJ, but that paved the way for MANY great feats in visual effects nowadays), this should be on every Top 10 list from now until the end of time.