Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump

Blu-ray Disc - 1994
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Tells the story of a good-natured man with a low IQ who personally experiences important events in American history and continues to love, albeit unreciprocated, his childhood sweetheart Jenny.
Publisher: Hollywood, CA : Paramount Home Entertainment, c1994
Edition: High definition
ISBN: 9786313177226
9781415750155
1415750157
Branch Call Number: FOR
Characteristics: 2 Blu-ray discs (141 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 cm

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Booksss14
Sep 18, 2017

Five stars. This is such an incredible movie... Oh my goodness, it left me mesmerized. Tom Hanks was so amazing.... Oh my goodness, I cannot get over how wonderful this movie is!!

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akirakato
Mar 06, 2017

This is a 1994 American dramedy directed by Robert Zemeckis, based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom.
The story depicts several decades in the life of Forrest Gump, a slow-witted but kind-hearted, good-natured and athletically prodigious man from Alabama who witnesses some of the defining events of the latter half of the 20th century in the United States.
It is quite amazing and amusing that extensive visual effects are used to incorporate the protagonist into archived footages such as JFK, Nixon, and Lindon Johnson scenes.
No wonder the Library of Congress selected the film for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as being culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.

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lydschar4
Jun 28, 2016

Filmed in 1994, I hadn't watched it since it originally premiered. It truly is a great movie! Full of life lessons and historical events woven into one person's life. Makes you believe that anything is truly possible, if you aren't aware that it may not be. Forest Gump doesn't spend much time talking himself out of things, he just moves forward accomplishing one thing after another, because he doesn't realize that the odds may be against him. With a loving, supportive mother, he thinks anything is possible. His mother's quirky, supportive advice keeps propelling him forward in life. He keeps telling people, "my momma always said, life is like a box of chocolates - you never know what you're going to get." Isn't that the truth!!

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JihadiConservative
Apr 19, 2016

Forrest Gump is one of the best film of all time. Definitely the best Zemeckis's work so far and he has put so much soul and depth to this 1994 Academy Award winning Best Picture. This movie portrays the life of a slow-witted character who gets embroiled in various ridiculous situations. He was a Vietnam war hero, received a congressional medal of honour, shook hands with many US Presidents and was a successful owner of a shrimp company. We get to see many world events through the eyes of a supposedly "dumb" character. The flow and pace of the movie was perfect as we ride through various historical events like the Vietnam War, assasination of JFK and the Watergate Scandal. Tom Hanks gave an undeniably wonderful performance as Forrest and truly deserves the Oscar that he earned. Gary Sinise gave a superb performance as Lieutenant Dan in the movie. Even though he was only nominated and did not win anything, I felt he really deserves the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. The scene where he pulled Forrest down from the bed and cursed him for saving his life, just simply blew me away. Sally Field is also wonderful as Forrest's mother and deserves the Oscar as well. The line "Forrest, you have to do your best what God has given you. Be brave Forrest, be brave in everything you do. Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you gonna get." really moved me and brought me tears. No movie had bring such emotion in me. Robin Wright did her role well as Forrest's love interest and complements well to Forrest's life. The actors truly brings the characters to life and I must salute Zemeckis for choosing the perfect cast. The technical aspect of the film is just excellent. The visual effects is unlike anything we have seen before. Many movies have not fully utilised the CGI effects to complement it. Nowadays, filmmakers just want to show what special effects they can do rather than what the special effects can do for the film. In Forrest Gump, visual effects are utilised to their best to create unbelievable scenes. Scenes like the flying feather, Lieutenant Dans' missing legs, Vietnam War, meeting of the president is just incredible. This is what visual effects is all about. To create impossible scenes to the big screen. Alan Silvestri's film score is one of the best scores I have ever heard. From the touching piano piece at the beginning feather scene to the uplifting tune of Forrest hugging Jenny at the Washington square scene, Alan's award-winning score truly brings the perfect mood and emotion to the film. Every aspect of this movie is simply excellent from the eye-popping special effects, film editing, wonderful score, sound, to the theme of the movie. This movie makes us realised that we all have a purpose in life and that we all have the ability to do the impossible. Forrest Gump tells us that we all should have strong principles and beliefs to succeed in life. Forrest only believes in 3 person. He believes in God, his momma and Jenny. Nothing can go past them. Just look at what Forrest has achieved. He is the President of a shrimp company, a war hero, a Ping-Pong champion, and a happy father. Forrest Gump simply tells us that we can achieve anything in life as long as we put our best effort and believe in everything that we do. Forrest Gump is no doubt one the best films I have ever seen. It changes my perception of life and makes me realised that we all have a purpose in this world. We probably won't be seeing anything like this forever. A true masterpiece.

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carol507
Apr 14, 2016

Just returned from Beaufort, SC. Did a historical carriage ride - did not realize filmed here. Had to see it AGAIN hoping to see familiar places.

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aserrano318
Jul 30, 2015

Tom Hanks does a spectacular job in this movie, and I was very happy with his character portrayal. This movie is a classic and I enjoyed it very much.

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KIRSTEN GARDNER
Jul 09, 2014

THE GREATEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME! IT WILL FOREVER BE MY FAVORITE!

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hoacornell
Jun 08, 2014

A ,movie that will stand the over the years as one of the best Tom Hanks Movies! He is into his character and he is 100 per cent Forest Gump. Great movie for the entire family and one to show when friends come over. This is a special movie that was handled carefully and correctly!

monikagleba Jun 02, 2014

just seen it yesterday on abc family and it was the sadesed happy and funny movie I've ever seen. And know I am going to put a hold on it . awesome movie :) :)

EmilyBoban May 11, 2014

I saw this movie for the very first time yesterday, it is incredible! I love it! My favorite characters besides Forest himself are lieutenant Dan, and Forest's Mama. Bubba is cool too. I almost cried during a few scenes, great movie, now I can understand why everyone talks about it so much.

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Booksss14
Sep 18, 2017

"I'm not a smart man... but I know what love is."

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aserrano318
Jul 06, 2016

"Mama always said, dying was a part of life. I sure wish it wasn't." -Forrest Gump

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Sabbiqa
Jul 04, 2015

"Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."- Forrest Gump __quotation_badge_criteria__

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R1U2N3
Jan 27, 2013

"Stupid is as stupid does..."

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bdls206
Jul 30, 2011

Drill Sergeant: Gump! What's your sole purpose in this army?
Forrest Gump: To do whatever you tell me, drill sergeant!
Drill Sergeant: God damn it, Gump! You're a god damn genius! This is the most outstanding answer I have ever heard. You must have a goddamn I.Q. of 160. You are goddamn gifted, Private Gump. Listen up, people...
Forrest Gump: [narrates] Now for some reason I fit in the army like one of them round pegs. It's not really hard. You just make your bed real neat and remember to stand up straight and always answer every question with "Yes, drill sergeant."
Drill Sergeant: ...Is that clear?
Forrest Gump: Yes, drill sergeant!

VeganGreen Sep 03, 2009

My momma always said, "Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get...

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Twoey Gray
Oct 07, 2008

"Mamma always said 'life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what'cha gonna get.'"

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Twoey Gray
Sep 27, 2008

"Run, Forrest, run!"

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badwolf18
Jan 24, 2012

Sexual Content: There is some stuff going on in the movie.

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bdls206
Jul 30, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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bdls206
Jul 30, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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bdls206
Jul 30, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Twoey Gray
Sep 27, 2008

Coarse Language: Some swear words now and then, and the f word was used once.

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Twoey Gray
Sep 27, 2008

Violence: Some fight scenes.

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Twoey Gray
Sep 27, 2008

Sexual Content: Nudity, innuendo, suggestive themes, etc.

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Cynthia_Baker
Apr 11, 2014

Best movie ever!! (in my opinion) So Forrest Gump gets bullied as a kid because he can't run and he wears braces on his legs, eventually the same people who bullied him, bullies him when he's grow up and he starts to run away and the braces come off his legs and he can run!! Forrest has a love who he has loved since he was a child that person is Jenny but Jenny doesn't love him back she'd rather live on the edge. Forrest plays football in college which leads to him eventually joing the army there he meets Bubba and Bubba loves shrimp! And this whole story is told from Forrests persepective as he waits to go on the bus to meet...Jenny!!...and Jenny has a certain suprise for him but it is a good movie :)

Blue_Baboon_132 Aug 06, 2012

There is a boy named forest and he has a friend whose a girl. Then he's on a football team and well he surely does run like the wind. He gets bullied by these 3 boys in a car and well he starts running.Then the braces on his feet come off.They get even older and then there sum love scenes and she becomes a singer and then she leaves him which i think is very sad. :( but still also a good movie:)

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bdls206
Jul 30, 2011

Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny, eludes him.

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