Forrest Gump (1994)


Movie Review

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, and Sally Field

Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) is not the brightest bulb in the pack, but that doesn't mean that his light isn't shining brightly.  Even with below average intelligence, Forrest is able to make an impact on the world because of his ability to run.  His fast feet take him on an amazing journey around the world in which he gets to witness first hand some of the most important historical moments of the 20th century.  From working with Elvis to serving in combat, Forrest definitely gets his chance to explore the world.  People get the distinct pleasure of listening to Forrest's story while sitting at a bus stop.

Despite an impressive acting career with a multitude of successes, Tom Hanks will always be remembered for this career-defining role.  He gives an inspiring, touching performance as the below average Forrest.  His performance turns this movie with a pretty absurd plot into a lovable film that no one should miss.  Forrest Gump, a film that walks a fine line between comedy and drama, has a certain odd and quaint charm that has enamored millions of viewers.  It will certainly enamor you.  It's a one-of-a-kind movie that definitely deserves a sober rating.



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