Analysis Of The Movie ' Forrest Gump ' Essay

700 Words Aug 14th, 2015 3 Pages
Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump is a famous fictional film that documents the life of a simple man who experiences many historical occurrences from the 1950’s to the early 1980’s. Written under the genres of both Drama, Romance and Comedy, it manages to capture the essence of all three (mostly doing its best work between comedy and drama). Its wit and humor will make you laugh while its honesty, tragedy and sentimentality encourage reflection. The movie succeeds not only in content, but execution, pertaining specifically to the special effects artists who were able to place Forrest amidst many historical events and people in various footage.
The story begins with a young Forrest Gump (played by Tom Hanks) and his mother in Greenbo, Alabama. As a child he is often mocked for his lack of intelligence by the majority of his peers, except for Jenny (portrayed by actress Robin Wright), who befriends him when they first meet. Despite Forrests’ love for his childhood friend, they soon grow older and go their separate ways. With nearly no effort on his part Forrest becomes a college football star, a Vietnam War hero, meets Presidents Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon, speaks at an anti-war rally at the Washington Monument, defeats the Chinese national team in table tennis, opens a profitable shrimping business, becomes an original investor in Apple Computers. Ironically, Gump becomes very successful. Despite this, he also experiences several hardships including the death of his mother as well…

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