- Robert Zemeckis
- Reviewed by
- José Ruiloba a.k.a. Morris
- Review date
- Sunday, September 24, 2000
It is, indeed, a very powerful movie which shows us the world through the eyes of this man, a human being just as everyone else who doesn’t seem to realize how things really work and in spite of that keeps going through life just as a feather flies through the sky.
The movie has a satirical and intelligent tone which makes up for a wonderful experience as we come to realize that somehow we don’t need to be so complicated to triumph, so stubborn to succeed or so selfish to give the best of ourselves.
Through his life, Forrest has encounters with a lot of people that in one way or another keep being influenced by his good-natured intentions, and from whom he learns a lot about relationships and life as it is. There’s his mom (Sally Field), his best friend since childhood (Robin Wright Penn), the quick tempered captain he meets at war (Gary Sinise) and a whole other bunch of characters that make this journey one not to be missed.
Of course, it helps that Hanks gives an amazing performance, which requires a lot of complexity and is performed here with just the right touch. This is the character for which he’ll always be remembered.
And then there is the beautiful score by Alan Silvestri and the wonderful direction by Robert Zemeckis. A funny, touching story that you’ll never forget.
“Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get”
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