Forrest Gump – 1994 – English
Film directed in 1994 by Robert Zemeckis, and starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, Sally Field, Rebecca Williams, Michael Conner Humphreys, Haley Joel Osment, George Kelly, Bob Penny, John Randall, Sam Anderson, Margo Moorer, Ione M. Telech, Christine Seabrook, Charles Boswell…
Synopsis: Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) has suffered from a certain mental retardation since he was a child. In spite of everything, thanks to his tenacity and his good heart, he will be the protagonist of crucial events in his country for several decades.
While many things go through his life in his mind, the beautiful Jenny (Robin Wright) is always present, his great love since childhood, who together with his mother will be the most important person in his life.
Review: Forrest is a character whose devastating common sense, and the application of the simplest values and vital concepts, allow him to live unsuspected adventures. The adventure of the adult life of a big boy.
The film emulates its protagonist hero, and simplicity clothed in tenderness dominates the story. The result is surprisingly funny, and at times poignant.
The success is due to the fact that the narration of all the events that happen to him shows us a journey through the recent history of the United States. Moments (like chocolates from a box) sweet and sour presented with care. Ubiquitous blockbuster, immediate icon, only the inevitable sensation of being a Hollywood product carefully prefabricated to conquer the general public (or in other words, the lack of subtlety as a concept to flood hearts and tear ducts) is the only downside for this essential popular comedy, of excellent workmanship, light in its depth but brimming with charm.