Thursday, July 19, 2018

When You Thought Forrest Was Dumb

And look at what he's achieved. What you never thought of. He's achieved what the brightest people with the highest IQ's could never achieve.

Was it just a movie? Maybe. But at least it was a good message.

A true masterpiece written by novelist Winston Groom and then adapted for the screen by screenwriter Eric Roth. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. And one of the greatest acting performances of all time by Tom Hanks. Two thumbs up.

Forrest Gump was released in 1994 for eternity. A 142 minute journey of a man who was slow in the head, who knew how to love and to whom life opened its arms wide open.

Do you want to know why I'm writing about "Forrest Gump"? No. Not because if feel like him. Sigh.

Yesterday I watched it for the 42nd time. Yeah. You heard me well. 42 times.

When I first watched it in 1994 I knew I was going to watch it many more times. Therefore I started counting. Oops. I think I am like Forrest Gump after all.

Forrest loved Jenny Curran (played by Robin Wright Penn). Remember?

"Run Forrest. Run.

They had a son together also called Forrest. One of the best scenes? When Forrest Senior knew about Forrest Junior. He had tears in his eyes and asked Jenny:

"Is he ...

He wanted to ask Jenny if Forrest Junior was quick and not slow like him. Waw.

Even more. Forrest was a Vietnam hero. A ping pong champion. A millionaire. He ran across the United States. To count just a few.


He still thought Apple Inc. was a fruit supplier when he received a letter from them and their logo was on top of it.

Finally. I just want to remind you about what Mrs. Gump (played by Sally Field) always told her son Forrest:

"Life is like a box of chocolate,
You never know what you're gona get.

No. I'm not at the Kodak theatre in Hollywood presenting an academy award. I wish though.

Guys. It might be bitter today but sweet tomorrow.

Run ... Run.

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1 comments on When You Thought Forrest Was Dumb

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By TonyBerkman on November 12, 2011 at 07:44 pm

haha El G ... that's funny. I don't know if you're around though no one got that. ha

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