Year of Release: 1994
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Approx. Running Time: 141 minutes
My Rating: 4 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"Life is like a box of chocolates... you never know what you're gonna get."
Forrest Gump is the movie triumph that became a phenomenon. Tom Hanks gives an astonishing performance as Forrest, an everyman whose simple innocence comes to embody a generation. The winner of six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (Robert Zemeckis) and Best Actor (Tom Hanks).
There are those who say that this film is over-rated and didn't deserve the hype or the accolades (including the Academy Award for Best Picture) it received, but it is a really fun movie. It centers around a rather dim-witted but kind man named Forrest who sort of bumbles his way through life and recent history - including the Vietnam War, the Watergate Scandal, and more.
Rated PG-13 (MPAA)