You don’t know jet, but I love Forrest Gump! I’ve seen the movie probably about 6 or 7 times and I just finished watching it again – still good, still emotional, still close to my heart, even after all these years.
I love how the story comes together, all those things that really happened all because of this guy, who has a southern accent and an IQ of 75. All those lines that have been with me all those years, for example “My momma always said, life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you gonna get!” just came rushing back when I started watching the movie. I remembered how emotional it was, when Forrest asked Jenny if little Forrest was smart or like him – just broke my heart. And the movie is wise, because it shows that no matter what, you can always become something great, even if the rest of the world tells you that you are stupid!
My friend told me that she hates Jenny, and watching the movie from that point of view made me hate her too, a little. She was good for Forrest, she didn’t treat him bad but she made a lot of mistakes in her own life that kind of led her to hurt Forrest. Luckily he didn’t understand it, the pain and heartbreak, he just had such a big heart.
Tom Hanks, who is in my heart for many roles in movies that I call classics, deserved that Oscar. And Gary, he was a true friend. Only thing is, how the hell did they filmed him without the legs? A question that has hovered over my head for so many times. Were they able to do that with computer back in 1994? watching Buffys visual effects in that time made me think that it wasn’t possible because it seems so true and life-like, that considering that Gary cut off his legs for that role makes more sense than computers.
Hanks got an AFI lifetime award in 2002 and I truly believe he was forth it and I secretly like to think that that was mostly because he is Forrest Gump – this amazing guy who saw more of the wolrd (and met more presidents) than others will ever see.