“My momma always said, life was life a box of chocolates. You never know what you gonna get.“ The iconic film ‘Forrest Gump’ premiered on July 6, 1994, turns 21 this year. Forrest Gump is simple man with a low I.Q. 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. This is all meaningless to Forrest who can only think of his childhood friend Jenny. Who has messed up her life. Although in the end all he wants to prove is that anyone can love anyone.
Tom Hanks won his second Oscar for his performance as Forrest alongside Sally Field, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson and the special effects artists whose digital magic place Forrest amidst a remarkable array of historical events and people. Robin Wright also stars as Forrest’s best friend.
The film won an Oscar for Best Picture.
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