Forrest Gump, An Overwhelming And Incredible Film Directed By Robert Zemeckis

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Guardado 1 Forrest Gump is an overwhelming and incredible film directed by Robert Zemeckis in 1994. The movie follows the life of an unintelligent, but good-hearted man from Alabama named Forrest Gump. While waiting for the bus, Forrest begins to share the story about his life to strangers while sitting on a bench. He takes the viewers on a journey through important moments in American history. Born in the early fifties, Forrest had a difficult childhood. He was bullied in school because of his disability that affected his legs and a low IQ. Mrs. Gump, a proud single mother, always did her best, so that Forrest could live a normal life. On his way to school, Forrest meets a beautiful little girl named Jenny whom offers him a seat next to her on the school bus. From this moment on, Forrest and Jenny became close friends and he grew to love her. Meanwhile, in spite of all the events of his life, the defining moments are those he shares with Jenny, his childhood love, whom comes in and out of his life. She goes on challenges trying to come to terms after being a survivor of physical and sexual abuse by her father when she was a child. Forrest Gump is a great film because of the connection it develops with the viewers through its play with historical events, compelling cinematography, and its characterization. One of the first connections the viewer has with the film is racism. In this scene, the audience is able to get a feel of what it was like when desegregation took

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