Forrest Gump (Blu-ray)
- R 80
Tom Hanks gives an Oscar-winning performance as Forrest Gump in this acclaimed film from director Robert Zemeckis that rocketed to box-office history and touched the hearts of filmgoers like no other movie. Through three turbulent decades, Forrest rides a tide of events that whisks him from physical disability to football stardom, from Vietnam hero to shrimp tycoon, from White House honours to the arms of his one true love.
- Movies & TV
- 15 Feb 2010
- Supply Source
- South Africa
- Forrest Gump
- Release Year
- Running Time
- 141 min
- Dramas / Blockbuster / Character Study / Essential Cinema / Heartwarming / History / Mental Illness / Nostalgic / Recommended / Tear Jerker / Theatrical Release / Wise Fools
- The title character leads viewers through an accidental travelogue of American social history from the early 1960s through the present in this revisionist fable. Vietnam, desegregation, Watergate, and more are presented from the perspective of Tom Hanks's loveably slow-witted Forrest Gump as he finds himself embroiled in situations he can't quite comprehend. Hanks leads an excellent cast, featuring Robin Wright Penn as Jenny, Forrest's lifelong love; Gary Sinise as the irascible Lt. Dan, his Vietnam superior; Mykelti Williamson as Bubba, a shrimp-loving soldier; and Sally Fields as his devoted mother. Robert Zemeckis's emotional, heartwarming film garnered 13 Academy Award nominations and six wins, including Best Picture, Director, Actor--Tom Hanks, and Adapted Screenplay.
- Theatrical release: July 6, 1994.
FORREST GUMP made more than $325 million at the domestic box office and more than $675 million worldwide.
The famous, oft-quoted line said by Forrest Gump in the film: "Life is like a box of chocolates," is a total reworking of the original line in the novel which reads: "Let me say this: bein' an idiot is no box of chocolates."
"To make Sinise appear to be a double amputee, the filmmakers relied on a combination of computer artistry, a trick wheelchair that hid Sinise's legs from the knees down and a limber actor... Sinise did suffer a minor leg injury while making 'Gump,' ironically during a scene in which Forrest (Tom Hanks) carries him out of the Vietnam jungle. 'My inner thigh kept bouncing on his shoulder. It was like taking a jackhammer to it,' says Sinise. 'I developed a huge contusion and couldn't bend my leg to get into the wheelchair.'" -- USA TODAY, July 7, 1994
- Cast & Crew
- Movie Critics
- A.V. Club
- "FORREST GUMP is beautifully paced, with a surprising amount of time dedicated to the characters just drinking in their surroundings..."— Noel Murray (18 Nov 2009, )
- Chicago Sun-Times
- "...A story rich in big laughs and quiet truths..."— Roger Ebert (6 Jul 1994, p.33)
- Los Angeles Times
- "...There is magic in FORREST GUMP..."— Kenneth Turan (6 Jul 1994, p.F1)
- New York Times
- "...An accomplished feat of cyber-cinema....Hanks's Forrest has an unerring sincerity and charm..."— Janet Maslin (6 Jul 1994, p.C9)
- Rolling Stone
- "FORREST GUMP is a movie heartbreaker of oddball wit and startling grace..."— Peter Travers (14 Jul 1994, p.98-9)
- Sight and Sound
- "...A strong sense of narrative coherence....Even more impressive is the use of special effects..."— Leslie Felperin (1 Oct 1994, p.41-2)