Forrest Gump Essay

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Life is like a box of chocolate “Life is like a box of chocolate, you never know what your going to get.” This quote holds true for many aspects of life. An important aspect of one’s life that this quote holds true to is the media. When flipping through channels, it’s like going on a journey with an unexpected ending. You never know where you will stop and you never know what you will get out of what you watch. Every film leaves you with different thoughts in your head and a new lesson learned. Each aspect of films are very different and they all have their strong and weak points. The film I choose to review is entitled Forrest Gump which was an inspirational film directed by Robert Zemeckis. The quote used to start the paper is the same quote used as an opening to the film. Before jumping into the movie I feel it’s important to give credit to the crew that put this film together. Eric Roth wrote the screenplay and the music was organized by Alan Silvestri. This film was produced by Wendy Finerman, Steve Starkey, Steve Tisch and co-produced by Charles Newirth. The film is acted by a great cast on all levels. Sally Fields plays the role of a loving dutiful mother who faces many challenges along the way. Mykelti Williamson plays Bubba who gives you the sense that Forrest had a genuine friend. His character will move you by the genuine acts he engages in. Robin Wright Penn’s tenderness and pain are palpable as exhibited by the character she plays in the film, Jenny. Lastly, Tom Hanks does a great job at playing Forrest who is a man with a low IQ, yet living through many of life’s historical moments while showing the audience that we need to appreciate the little things in life and not be held back by the obstacles and challenges we face. Forrest Gump is the main character in this film who has a low IQ but does not let it get in the way of things. He is still able
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