Reviewed Jun 15, 2012
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 bother learning things or educating yourself. Your country has it all covered, and if you obey, you life will be grand.
As the late great Bill Hicks once said..."Go back to bed, America. Your government is in control."
Maybe I'm reading too much into it, but the movie stank regardless.