1. Forrest, Forrest Gump is a simple man with a low IQ but good intentions. He is running through childhood with his best and only friend Jenny. His 'mama' teaches him the ways of life and leaves him to choose his destiny. Forrest joins the army for service in Vietnam, finding new friends called Dan and Bubba, he wins medals, creates a famous shrimp fishing fleet, inspires people to jog, starts a ping-pong craze, create the smiley, write bumper stickers and songs, donating to people and meeting the president several times. However this is all irrelevant to Forrest who can only think of his childhood sweetheart Jenny. Who has messed up her life. Although in the end all he wants to prove is that anyone can love anyone.
2. Director: Robert Zemeckis
Year Movie Made: 1994
Influence? Part of the movie took place in the Vietnam War and during 1994 was the regrouping after the end of Vietnam War in 1975.
3. There were two lessons to be learned and even though they aren’t straight forward on history its what brings history into this world; your voice and your overcoming of tragedies. Forrest Gump: “Mama always said, dying was a part of life. I sure wish it wasn’t.” Life can be brutal at times. So painfully hard. We get lost. Parts of us die with others. There is tragedy after tragedy and loss after loss in the movie Forrest Gump. The movie is about Forrest losing those he found most dear. Yet life has a way of coming back to us if we know what love is, be our best, and believe. Do not let heart-break or tragedy take your life. We all have tragedy to overcome, you can too. Forrest Gump: “Stupid is as stupid does.
You cannot overcome words with more words. You cannot overcome deeds with words. You words mean little to nothing if your actions do not align. Stupid is as stupid does. Brave is as brave does. What do you do Do. BE. Not think, feel, intend, or say, what are you doing? How are you being? Your actions always speak louder than your words....