Humor In 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 …show more content…
The casting was great, at least in regards to Tom Hanks, Sally Field and Gary Sinise. Their character portrayals could not have been more honest and believable. Though the film is seen with Gump’s childish view, there is still an underlying sense of knowledge and understanding felt by the viewer. Gump’s innocence allows him to do what he feels he has to do. Regardless of his lack of intelligence, he has the capacity to discover simple truth and life values that all the others around him seem to overlook. He is guided by goodness as well as the desire to do the right thing, and this is what makes him a truly unique and unexpectedly complex character. Though at times the film can be overly sentimental, while lacking true sentiment, it is well worth watching. I would recommend it to anyone who has yet to watch this incredible