Cert: 12 Runtime: 142 mins Director: Robert Zemeckis Cast: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise
Momma always said life is like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you’re gonna get.
This film is just utterly a Sunday afternoon film, Tom Hanks plays the lovable simpleton Forrest Gump. Despite a low IQ of just 75, he breezes completely unfazed from one instance of remarkable good fortune to the next, becoming a college football star, a Vietnam war hero, a ping-pong champion, a shrimp boat captain, a cross-country runner and eventually an unaffected millionaire. It’s no wonder the film stretches well past the two-hour mark.Subtle but hugely effective special effects place Forrest slap-bang in the middle of real historical footage, enabling us to see him shake hands with JFK, sit alongside John Lennon on a chat show and being recommended a stay in the Watergate Hotel by President Nixon. His ongoing unconditional love for childhood sweetheart Jenny (Robin Wright) provides a constant backdrop to Forrest’s thoughts and actions, and is also the source of some overly-sickly melodrama.
If you have or haven’t watched Forrest Gump, watch it again!!! Historically it’s very inaccurate. But that’s not what were talking about, you just see this boy become a man during some of the most important aspects of 20th century American history. It’s got lovable characters like Bubba who is my favorite, but you have to tip your hat to Tom Hanks it’s one of his best performances in a film a he deserved the Oscar for this bad boy. It’s a very conservative American film, it’s just positivity right through it and lessons in life. Personally I don’t think I have to say much else about it, it’s just a perfect film.