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Forrest Gump (1994 Movie)

Updated on June 9, 2013

Forrest Gump

Tom Hanks starred as Forrest Gump is a simple man with a low IQ but good intentions. He is running through childhood with his best and only friend Jenny. His 'mama' teaches him the ways of life and leaves him to choose his destiny. Forrest joins the army for service in Vietnam, finding new friends called Dan and Bubba, he wins medals, creates a famous shrimp fishing fleet, inspires people to jog, starts a ping-pong craze, create the smiley, write bumper stickers and songs, donating to people and meeting the president several times. However this is all irrelevant to Forrest who can only think of his childhood sweetheart Jenny. Who has messed up her life. Although in the end all he wants to prove is that anyone can love anyone.

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Forrest Gump (Two-Disc Special Collector's Edition)
Forrest Gump (Two-Disc Special Collector's Edition)

This movie is based on a novel written by Winston Groom which some of the storylines are different when you watch the movie itself from the actual book. Some of you might be surprised with some of the scenes in this movie which is far more unrealistic at times.

But all in all, you will love this film because of its optimistic and very heartfelt theme that can touch your heart. Plus, enjoy the comical relief of its characters while they are dealing with their own triumphs in life.

 

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Go ahead, disagree. I dare you.

Forrest Gump is the best movie ever.

Forrest Gump IS the best.

Forrest Gump IS the best.

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    • anonymous 6 years ago

      yap one of the best movie..........of all time.It cant be worst!

    • anonymous 6 years ago

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      penis

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      YO YO YO DAWGGFIZZLE, DIZ MOVIE WAZZ THA $H1T SON... OH H0T DAMM.. I WWAS LIKE IS HE RETARDED? AND MY FRIEND WAS LIKE YEAH DUDE.. AND I WAS LIKE OH HOT DAM... THATS IMPRESSIVE YO.. SO YEAH DIZ SHIT RIGHT HERE IS DA SHIT MAN...

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      It is one of the best and inspiring movies ever, teaching many of life's lessons. Life is a roller coaster, it's a different experience for everyone.

    • FoodandDrinks 7 years ago

      Anyone that thinks Forrest Gump is a terrible movie should eat roots for the rest of their life. Forrest Gump has to be one of the best movies ever.

    • amylynphoto 7 years ago

      It's certainly one of the best movies I've ever seen. Whenever I'm asked my favorite movies, although it seems there are too many to name, the first one to pop in my head is almost always Forrest Gump! :)

    • steelwater 8 years ago

      i have watched it more than 5 times already and still it is a very inspiring movie, the story proves that simple things in life are not very simple at all.

    • papawu 8 years ago

      I can honestly say that it IS only one of a short list of movies which I don't mind watching over and over again.

    • westgatex1 8 years ago

      Who needs History class in high school when you can just watch this movie. "And that's all I have to say about that."

    • Joan4 9 years ago

      One of my top favorites for sure! The movie has everything -- laughter, love, tears, friendship, and provoking thoughts.

    • dwaynekyle 9 years ago

      Yes, of course. One of the greats but not the greatest, I think. There's so much more, but Tom Hanks is the best!

    • splendidbaker lm 9 years ago

      This is one of the movies I will watch over and over again. Great acting and great plot!

    • irenemaria 9 years ago from Sweden

      It made a huge impact on many of us. We are still quoting Forrest Gump when we talk!!

    • GramaBarb 9 years ago from Vancouver

      It is a movie that you never forget. It is a movie that you are happy you went to see it and it makes you think about your life.

      Good entertainment.

    • NAIZA LM 9 years ago

      a total entertainment! a movie that can make you laugh, make you cry...

    Wrong! It's the worst!

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      Is it Tom Hanks best portrayal?

      Yah, his best performance ever!

      Yah, his best performance ever!

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        • lwhitelaw lm 8 years ago

          I love Tom Hanks - yes I would say that Forrest Gump is his best film and my favorite Tom Hanks film but he's done many others that were excellent too!

        • Oosquid 9 years ago

          I would say yes, it is his best portrayal. Tom Hanks has given lots of great performances but I think Forest sicks in the mind the most.

        Not at all..

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          • amylynphoto 7 years ago

            It's impossible for me to say which is Tom Hanks' best portrayal. He's such an unbelievably great actor. I've enjoyed him in every single character he's portrayed.

          • papawu 8 years ago

            I think it is almost impossible to put a BEST label to an actor of Tom's caliber. It was certainly unforgettable, but what about his performances in PHILADELPHIA, or CASTAWAY?

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          Do You Love Forrest Gump? - Just let me know.. That's all.

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              FoodandDrinks 7 years ago

              Yes, yes I do. I'd like to see anyone try and make a better movie about that time period.

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              papawu 8 years ago

              Definitely one of my favorite movies of all time. There will never be another movie like this. Ever...

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              Joan4 9 years ago

              I love Forrest Gump. I learned from him. Powerful movie! Great lens!