Forrest Gump

1994 • 142 minutes
4.88K reviews
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Stupid is as stupid does, says Forrest Gump (played by Tom Hanks in an Oscar-winning performance) as he discusses his relative level of intelligence with a stranger while waiting for a bus. Despite his sub-normal IQ, Gump leads a truly charmed life, with a ringside seat for many of the most memorable events of the second half of the 20th century. Entirely without trying, Forrest teaches Elvis Presley to dance, becomes a football star, meets John F. Kennedy, serves with honor in Vietnam, meets Lyndon Johnson, speaks at an anti-war rally at the Washington Monument, hangs out with the Yippies, defeats the Chinese national team in table tennis, meets Richard Nixon, discovers the break-in at the Watergate, opens a profitable shrimping business, becomes an original investor in Apple Computers, and decides to run back and forth across the country for several years. Meanwhile, as the remarkable parade of his life goes by, Forrest never forgets Jenny (Robin Wright Penn), the girl he loved as a boy, who makes her own journey through the turbulence of the 1960s and 1970s that is far more troubled than the path Forrest happens upon. Featured alongside Tom Hanks are Sally Field as Forrest's mother; Gary Sinise as his commanding officer in Vietnam; Mykelti Williamson as his ill-fated Army buddy who is familiar with every recipe that involves shrimp; and the special effects artists whose digital magic place Forrest amidst a remarkable array of historical events and people.

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4.88K reviews
Julian Andres Gonzalez Pineda
June 7, 2015
Si me dirán un dólar o peso me pagarían por verla por la buena cálida me da hasta risa pero a la vez rabia por la señora drogadicta puta pero aja nadie es perfecto en esta vida solo dios es el único perfecto yo si viera al protagonista le diera un buenas felicitaciones por el buen trabajo que hizo :)%
12 people found this review helpful
Stefan Moon
December 28, 2014
Favourite Movie.Memorable quotes like life is like a box of chocolates,you never know what you're gonna get, another quote, I gotta pee and Stupid is as stupid does.Recommended to anyone looking for a good movie. 1000000 stars
12 people found this review helpful
Sampa Katepa
May 19, 2015
Enjoyed the multi-layered story, at once a light and very funny comedy and at the same time an alternative view of the major events in contemporary history. Tom Hanks shows why he is one of the most versatile actors of the day - fully becoming Forest Gumption that it is difficult to imagine anyone else playing the role.
58 people found this review helpful