Throwback Thursday-Forrest Gump (1994)

Tom Hanks is one of those actors. He has a Jimmy Stewart/Henry Fonda aww shucks all American image and has played a variety of characters over the years.  One of his most famous and award winning roles was in the 1994 movie, Forrest Gump.

Intellectually, Forrest Gump is not the brightest bulb in the box. But, he has a good heart and good intentions. Always following the advice of his mother (Sally Field), Forrest lives through and experiences some of the most tumultuous events of the second half of the 2oth century. But in the end, he can only think of Jenny (Robin Wright), his childhood sweetheart, who goes through her own tumultuous journey.

This movie deserved any and all praise that it received. It is a story of hope over adversity, believing in yourself and being positive, even in the worst circumstances.

And can forget a movie that not only has two unforgettable lines (run, Forrest, run and life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get), but also was the inspiration for a seafood restaurant?

I recommend it.

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One response to “Throwback Thursday-Forrest Gump (1994)

  1. Forrest Gump is special, it’s a reminder of why we are present in the world. And maybe simplicity, kindness, courage and love are the important things after all.

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