Forrest Gump

1994 • 142 minutes
4.7
105 reviews
71%
Tomatometer
PG-13
Rating
Eligible
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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.
Rating
PG-13

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4.7
105 reviews
Sean Pruitt
May 11, 2021
This film is iconic and has many memorable moments. A lot of which are quite humorous. Whoever left that 3 star review is ridiculous. There are so many situational moments that are comedic and wonderful it really is a great movie. Here are some great moments 👍 Then something just jumped up and bit me, i was shot in the buttocks... they said it was $1000000 wound but... I haven't seen a dime of that money. Lt Dan ICE CREAM!! Lt Dan... You gotts legs 😊 We got more money than Davy Crockett
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Lukas Clayton
June 2, 2021
Thos is a great movie, I love it. Tiny bit inappropriate, once or twice. But otherwise awsome and sad, once you see this movie you'll want to keep watching it over and over again.
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Cole Sarmento
August 25, 2021
I think this was a good tom hanks movie where he was sitting on a bench outside and talking to a lady about his life like when he was in the Vietnam War and author things and the part that I liked in this movie was where he said life is a box of chocolates you never know what your going to get
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