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Forrest Gump (1994)

Cast: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, Sally Field, David Brisbin, Haley Joel Osment

Director(s): Robert Zemeckis

Language: English

Genre: Historical Drama

Synopsis

The title character leads viewers through an accidental travelogue of American social history from the early 1960s through the present in this revisionist fable. Vietnam, desegregation, Watergate and more are presented from the perspective of Hanks' lovably slow-witted character as he finds himself embroiled in situations he can't quite comprehend. Academy Award Nominations: 13, including Best Picture, Best Actor--Tom Hanks, and Best Director. Academy Awards: 6, including Best Picture, Director,... [Get complete synopsis]

 

Deril wrote on May 7, 2005, 9:34 am
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When I saw this one in theatres I wasn't so impressed. My friend that I saw it with loved it and said right away that the movie & Hanks would win the OScar....I just didn't get it at the time. I was all about Pulp Fiction that year. (That was also the same year as Shawshank, which I thought was exceptional). Anyways, years have gone by and I've seen it more and more and I have grown to love this movie. In fact I thnk it's brilliant. Shows how even the smallest man with many sorts of "disadvantages/handicaps" can overcome the odds and make a successful life for himself. Lt. Dan was also a great character. I realise now that this movie has everything. Comedy, action, romance, it deals with life, death situations (he losses his mom & Jenny, but gains a son). Oh yeah the son is played by that snot nosed punk from the Sixth Sense. At the time I was upset that Pulp Fiction (which to me is the far better movie) didn't win (nor did Sam Jackson), but now I truely believe that it deserved to win. This movie has so many classic lines that are now used in day to day conversatons.
"Life is like a box of chocolate"
"Run Forrest, run"
"Stupid is as stupid does"
motleymitch wrote on May 7, 2005, 8:15 pm
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Don't forget, "Balls to this!".
Great line.

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