Friday, August 3, 2012

Things I Like: Forrest Gump (1994 Film)

This is probably one of my favorite movies ever. I've seen it more times than I could care to count.
Tom Hanks does a great job playing Forrest Gump, the most charming dumb man you could ever meet. 
I never really appreciated Sally Field as the mother Mrs. Gump. I thought she was rather mean as a kid, but as an adult, I finally figured out some of things she did to keep Forrest's life on track.  
One of which led to one of the most popular jokes when somebody runs really fast. 
I love how the film-makers got Forrest to interact with old footage of celebrities and political leaders. 
I loved his tour in Vietnam. 
Well until Bubba dies. 
I loved Lt. Dan, a man who's every forefather died in every American war. 
Except him, so after losing his legs (with no ice cream either) he goes into a bad phase of not caring. 
But Forrest gives him a job on his shrimp boat.
If you haven't seen it, then you have to. It can't be missed. 

6 comments:

  1. Yes, this is one of my fav too :)
    Thanks for sharing.
    How have you been ?

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  2. I should probably watch it again...It was so long ago that I saw it i probably didn't understand half of it!!

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  3. Yeah great movie, have watched it quite a few times also.

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