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.
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One of many great preformances by Tom Hanks(Forrest Gump).Probably one of the best movies in my list.Its hard to act a role that doesnt match you at all! Tom Hanks did that perfectly. Forrest Gump is a movie about special boy that didnt have much luck at his young days,he was born with several disabilities such as problem with his legs. He had to wear a footstone prosthesis and everybody watched him with a different eyes because of that,and people call him stupid,with some reason..He didnt talk,think too much. At his first decade of life,he met the love of his life,Jenny. One day,Forrest and Jenny were having a walk around the field near his house,and some from school kids with bikes come and start to stoning Forrest,he tried to run but his prothesis would slowing him,as he ran Jenny would yelling the famous quote of the movie: "Run Forrest,run!",so he ran as much as he can,proth. just break and he ran like a cheetah! He became famous because of his speed.First he join a A. football team,and no one could catch him,than he met Kennedy and ged the scholarship. But he decided to join the army and go to Vietnam,he met his best friend Bubba there, and at first Lt. than lifetime partner Lt.Dan.Forrest was shot in combat right in a*s,he saved most of his platoon when they were ambushed,by running with them on his back one by one! He received MOH for that.At military hospital he fall in love with table tennis,he become a real champion in that too. Someday after war,tennis and problems in relationship with Jenny,he just feel like runnig,he ran all acros USA. One day he just stop running and turn on shrimp business that his platoon friend always talk about it,he bought a boat and start the business with his invalid Lt.Dan! He got kid with Jenny and she gets sick and past away,like his mom did. Almost forgot,Forrest actually met Elvis Preasly before he was a rolling stone! Highly recommended movie. Rate: 8.0
Forrest Gump is by far one of the defining films of this generation. Tom Hanks perfects the role of a mentally challenged man from Alabama. If you are a History nut like myself you will fully appreciate this film. Throughout the film you are looking from a new perspective, both cinematically and historically. If you are looking for a film that defined the greatness if the film industry in the 90's this is it.
This winner of 6 Academy awards directed by Robert Zemeckis starring Tom Hanks is about a man named Forrest Gump who is such a simple man but lives an incredible life of once in a lifetime moments. Such as meeting a few presidents and winning the medal of honor! There are a lot of pros to this movie but the best pro of them all is the acting job done by Tom Hanks. Tom Hanks plays a hard role but makes it look easy. Good job Tom! This is not his only movie that he acts magnificiently in however. Go watch Saving Private Ryan! This film also has a lot of events that we can relate to as well. Such as his girlfriend leaving him, losing his close friend, and losing his mom. The movie is a unique drama as it uses not only tragic events to keep you involved but it uses humor. Such as Bubba always talking about the shrimp business. One bad thing about the movie is that it does drag on as it IS 2 and a half hours long! But overall this movie is a great movie in my opinion. One of my favorites!