Influence Of Autism In The Movie Forrest Gump : Movie Review
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“Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you are going to get.” The classic inspirational movie Forrest Gump, released in 1994, directed by Robert Zemeckis, should be preserved in the National Film Registry for its culturally significant illustration of two different personalized stories between an autistic man and a hippie woman, historically significant of the Vietnam War in the 60’s and politics, like our past President Richard Nixon controversial watergate scandal, and its aesthetically significant use of plot lines that evokes us to express many unexpected emotions that you never know whether you are going to smile, cry, or frown.
Tom Hanks who is best known for comedy and dramatic films, starred as the main protagonist, Forrest Gump -- perfectly demonstrated love culturally by breaking the stereotypes of autism and his partner, Jenny being a hippie gave us a visualization to how different cultures can collide with one another. Forrest unwillingly broke the barrier of autism by achieving things that were beyond his expected strength. His incredibly fast-paced running got him a scholarship to play football and attend University of Alabama. As a mama’s boy, Forrest decided to join the military after college to help grow his mother’s business of letting traveler’s stay at their huge home, otherwise known today as, airbnb. Forrest accomplishments showed us that this film is culturally significant to educate audience to look pass the word “autism” and think