Forrest Gump ★★

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.