A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes him. 'Forrest Gump' is the story of a man who rose above his challenges, and who proved that determination, courage, and love are more important than ability.
|Release Date||:||July 6, 1994|
|Genres||:||Comedy, Drama, Romance|
|Production Company||:||Paramount Pictures|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||Robert Zemeckis, Bruce Moriarty, Susan Malerstein, Cherylanne Martin|
|Writers||:||Winston Groom, Eric Roth|
|Casts||:||Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, Sally Field, Michael Conner Humphreys, Hanna Hall, Haley Joel Osment, Siobhan Fallon, Afemo Omilami, Peter Dobson, Sonny Shroyer, George Kelly, Sam Anderson, Margo Moorer, Christopher Jones, Kevin Mangan, Brett Rice, Daniel C. Striepeke, David Brisbin, Kirk Ward, Marlena Smalls, Kitty K. Green, Mark Matheisen, Al Harrington, Jed Gillin, Don Fischer, Matt Wallace, Mike Jolly, Michael Kemmerling, John Voldstad, Daniel J. Gillooly, Michael Burgess, Steven Griffith, Michael McFall, Michael McFall, Byron Minns, Stephen Bridgewater, John William Galt, Isabel Rose, Richard D'Alessandro, Michael Jace, Geoffrey Blake, Vanessa Roth, Dick Cavett, Tiffany Salerno, Tiffany Salerno, Joe Alaskey, Lazarus Jackson, Lazarus Jackson, Nora Dunfee, Hallie D'Amore, Michael Mattison, Charles Boswell, Timothy McNeil, Bob Penny, Greg Brown, Troy Christian, Bryan Hanna, Zach Hanner, Aaron Michael Lacey, Jacqueline Lovell, Kurt Russell, Brendan Shanahan, William Shipman, Robb Skyler, Mary Ellen Trainor|
|Plot Keywords||:||vietnam veteran, hippie, mentally disabled, running, based on novel, nudity, vietnam, vietnam war, friendship, love, family relationships, bully, mother son relationship, military, hugging, shrimping, wounded soldier, medal of honor, flashback, park bench, amputee|
I've seen most of the top-voted 30 or 40 movies here at IMDb, and Forrest Gump probably wins my vote for the single best movie ever made.
This is not a conclusion I came to the first time I saw this film, or the second. The more you understand about this movie, the more you like it. And in terms of understanding it, my wife and I both were still gaining new understanding the 5th or 6th time we watched it. (For example: Why does Jenny behave exactly as she does throughout the movie? It'll take a lot of thinking to =fully= understand her.)
Just the fact that we've seen it at least half a dozen times says a lot. There are few movies that I ever even give a second viewing.
Like many of the truly good movies, there are people out there who see it once and consider it to be a waste of time. Such people are usually just looking for the most "action," gore and sex they can find, and haven't a clue about films that actually involve thought, ideas, and life.
Did I mention the script is absolutely brilliant? There are a lot of =truly= funny moments. And the music rocks. But those are only specific aspects of a movie that has just about everything else right about it as well.
See it, enjoy it, think about it, see it again. Think about it some more. Forrest Gump is one of the greatest movies -- if not THE greatest -- ever made.