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Forrest Gump MAG

By John Michael., Clintonville, NY

     “Forrest Gump” is one of the greatest films ever made. Robert Zemeckis directed this flawless tearjerker in 1994. It tells the story of the amazing Forrest Gump and all the traumatizing events he endures in a series of flashbacks as Forrest tells his life’s story while waiting for a bus.

Tom Hanks does a wonderful job playing Gump; his performance is ranked number 43 on Premiere magazine’s Top 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time. I really enjoyed this movie and have watched it many times. There are parts that make you laugh, but there are just as many that make you cry. I recommend you watch this movie - it is worth the price of rental and popcorn.

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i love this so much!

on Jan. 19 2012 at 3:38 pm
ToothlessScottishGnome BRONZE, Atlanta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist"

Whenever I see Tom Hanks in any movie, I think of Forrest Gump. He IS Forrest Gump. This was a good review too. Concise and to the point, but informative.

on Nov. 14 2011 at 11:31 am
jazzerlover BRONZE, Keeseville, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Maxwell Smart: I think it's only fair to warn you, this facility is surrounded by a highly trained team of 130 Black Op Snipers.
Siegfried: I don't believe you.
Maxwell Smart: Would you believe two dozen Delta Force Commandos?
Siegfried: No.
Maxwell Smart: How about Chuck Norris with a BB gun?

The first time that I watched this move was when my best friend came up from Mississippi, we both were laughing and crying.  I agree with you, this is a great movie, but as SmartBlondeChelly24 said it is not the greatest movie out there.  For me that would be the Lion King, we all like different things,and that changes peoples perspectives.

on Oct. 10 2011 at 11:04 am
When you stated that it was one of the greatest films ever made, I believe that that is an opinion. I think that Forrest Gump was an outstanding film but I don't think it was one of the greatest ones ever made. Although, I enjoy the movie greatly. When Forrest turned Jenny down it just broke my heart.

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on Jun. 13 2011 at 5:21 pm
FictonFan101, Austin, Arkansas
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Favorite Quote:
"A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world."

Forrest Gump is not only an amazing movie but it also showed some truth. People in the 70's really went through those hardships. Good Job on the article.

on Sep. 22 2010 at 5:19 pm
deus-ex-machina14 BRONZE, Stewartsville, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"There are two main tragedies in life. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it." -Oscar Wilde

This movie had all of the major elements that appealed to everyone: romance, comedy, drama, some horror, etc. AMAZING!!!!

zanay BRONZE said...
on Aug. 31 2010 at 11:40 pm
zanay BRONZE, Van Nuys, California
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Favorite Quote:
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.

I feel the same way. Your review perfectly captured my love of the movie.

on Jun. 26 2010 at 9:39 pm
ReadWriteBreathe PLATINUM, Pocatello, Idaho
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Favorite Quote:
"You have to consider the possibility that God does not like you" Tyler Durden Fight Club

Well said. I agree completely. Forrest Gump is classic, it is a funny and sad movie.