ConnorB's Rating of Forrest Gump

Connor's Review of Forrest Gump

4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump(1994)

I do not know what it is about Forrest Gump but the more I watch it the less I seem to like it which is strange because the first time I ever seen the film I thought it was a masterpiece. However I still think it is a gloriously innovative film and Tom Hank's performance is marvelous but after multiple viewings I just think that something is lacking and the strange thing is that I don't know what it is because 'Gump' has everything from romance to humor and action to death. I want to say that the film isn't realistic but the whole point of the film is that Forrest gets himself into these unbelievable situations I guess I could wrap it up nicely by saying that Forrest Gump at times makes it TOO unrealistic and that for me was a real negative but that said I still enjoyed the film and it is one I frequently re watch.

The film follows the loving but stupid Forrest Gump and his journey from a young boy to adulthood. Along the way Forrest meets many famous people and plays a part in a lot of historic events such as the Vietnam war and inspiring John Lennon to write Imagine. Despite his historic and thrilling journey Forrest is constantly lonely and all he is really seeking from life is the love of his former best friend Jenny Curran. Jenny does come back to Forrest's life briefly before leaving him and Forrest again plays a part in some major events before showing us a present day Forrest on a way to visit his love Jenny who has some big news for him.

Forrest Gump is a fun film but often flawed and for such a simple story it really does drag on, however there are enough gags and dramatic scenes to keep it fairly entertaining and Tom Hanks gives a memorable performance as the titular character.