Name: Forrest Gump
Running Time (minutes): 142
Description: Forrest Gump is a simple man with little brain activity but good intentions. He struggles through childhood with his best and only friend Jenny. His ‘mama’ teaches him the ways of life and leaves him to choose his destiny. Forrest joins the army for service in Vietnam, finding new friends called Dan and Bubba, he wins medals, starts a ping-pong craze, creates a famous shrimp fishing fleet, inspires people to jog, create the smiley, write bumper stickers and songs, donating to people and meeting the president several times. However this is all irrelevant to Forrest who can only think of his childhood sweetheart Jenny. Who has messed up her life. Although in the end all he wants to prove is that anyone can love anyone.
Stars: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright and Gary Sinise
1994 Oscar Best Picture Winner!
1994 Best Actor: Tom Hanks
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance
So endearing! Perhaps a bit sentimental and far-fetched at times, but what the hell.
And the SCORE! Those running cues were just… amazing. I’m surprised they didn’t make more of an impression on me when they played them live in Ghent during the World Soundtrack Awards last year, maybe because I didn’t know their context at that time. Simply trascending, and yes, way better than a box of chocolates…