Forrest Gump is one of the greatest movies of all time. It brings together many of the most relevant themes and controversial subjects in modern society. Including some of the most difficult subjects such as; discrimination, racism, war, hardcore drug use, mental trauma, as well as a disease epidemic. The movie itself covers so many pivotal and defining moments in history and provides an intimate observation with a twist of humor and charm that is not often depicted in movies such as these. The movie itself gives an honest insight into situations of the time that are not often addressed. One moment early on in the movie depicts the strong relationship between a single mother and her child in the 1950s, as a rule of thumb television shows and especially movies of the time did not portray a mother on her own in the 1950s but Forrest Gump provides a new view on living, loving and providing in a difficult situation. The movie shows exactly how far a mother is willing to go to provide the best for her child, even though he is physically deformed as well as mildly mentally retarded. Both Forrest and his mother learn to grow and flourish despite all of the hardships that face them both. Forrest Gump gives the viewer an honest insight into the mind of a man growing up in the most pivotal times in history. Forrest Gump is the innocent and lovable narrator who provides a generally neutral view of the events that take place in the movie. By giving the narrator a more neutral voice it allows the audience the chance not only to see Forrest’s side but also allows the audience to draw their own opinion along with Forrest. The magic of this movie is that to its very core it is simple, understandable as well as easily relatable even to those who did not grow up in the specific historical periods. Forrest Gump shows that people are people no matter what, time does not change that.
The movie itself spans five of the most progressive and powerful decades in American history...
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