Forrest Gump Movie Review Essay

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Forrest Gump Movie Review Essay
Often, hardships such as war, separation from the ones you love, terrorism, and bullying can bring your self esteem, motivation, and even personality down to a lower level. It can be difficult to stay strong and keep progressing with the many misfortunes that can occur. Likewise, Robert Zemeckis’ Forrest Gump shows how the protagonist, Forrest Gump, deals with and reacts to all the adversity that happens in the society and in his family and friends as well. Forrest Gump is set in the 1950s-1980s in Forrest’s hometown, Greenbow, Alabama. Forrest Gump was a simple man who had an I.Q. of 75. He was always bullied by kids because he wore braces on his legs and was considered dumb. Fortunately, he was able to meet his best friend, Jenny, of whom they grew up together into adulthood. Forrest fell in love with Jenny and never stopped thinking about her even though she has taken many wrong turns in her life. Forrest decided to join the army to fight against Vietnam and along the way met a new friend called Bubba, who can’t stop talking about shrimp. Throughout his life, Forrest had achieved many medals, inspired people, and even got to meet the president several times, but in the end, his heart and mind always went to his childhood sweetheart, Jenny Curran. Despite lacking the true realities of life, Forrest Gump uses cutting-edge special effects in the plot with funny characters and its heroic protagonist to capture the viewers’ hearts.
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