Forrest Gump Movie Review Essay

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Forrest Gump is a well-known movie starring Tom Hanks that was made in 1994. The movie revolves around a mentally slow man named Forrest Gump who told people who sat next to him on a bus stop bench about his life in which most of the stories followed historical events. One of the reasons why this movie resonates so well with me is because of the way Forrest never gives up. He continuously tries to be the best version of himself that he can. In one scene, Forrest is getting chased by the school bullies on bikes and, Forrest ends up out running them, even with leg braces. I have always believed that if you continue to improve yourself, eventually you will become the person you want to be. Forrest never gave up. In a way, I believe many people give up more as they get older. Try to remember when you were six years old and learning to tie your shoes. Nothing seemed more important than getting those two bunny ears to make a bow. Now, we give up at the first sign of a problem and don’t seem to look back. Another reason why I connect with Forrest Gump is because of his compassion. In one of the scenes where he is serving in Vietnam, Forrest saves multiple …show more content…
Bubba was a black man who in the 60’s, would have been looked down on because of his race. Forrest never saw the color of his skin as a problem, he found a true friend in Bubba. I think too often nowadays people judge others based on the color of their skin, religion, or ethnicity without getting to know the person. Race, religion, and ethnicity do not make up who you are. Qualities, experiences, and personality do and that’s what people should look at. That’s what Forrest Gump did and he made a friend in Vietnam that understood him like no one else. At the end of the day, I think if people did not profile others before getting to know them, this world would have fewer problems and people would be able to resolve conflicts much

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