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Forrest Gump [DVD] [1994]

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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (465 out of 474)

    Special Features


    • Building the sorld of Gump-production design
    • Commentary by Robert Zemeckis, Steve Starkey and Rick Carter
    • Commentary by Wendy Finerman
    • Photo gallery
    • Screen tests
    • Seeing is believing-the visual effects of Forrest Gump
    • The magic of makeup
    • Theatrical trailers
    • Through the ears of Forrest Gump-sound design
    • Through the eyes of Forrest Gump-documentary
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Forrest Gump
    "Stupid is as stupid does," says Forrest Gump (played by Tom Hanks in an Oscar-winning performance) as he discusses his relative level of intelligence with a stranger while waiting for a bus. Despite his sub-normal IQ, Gump leads a truly charmed life, with a ringside seat for many of the most memorable events of the second half of the 20th century. Entirely without trying, Forrest teaches Elvis Presley to dance, becomes a football star, meets John F. Kennedy, serves with honor in Vietnam, meets Lyndon Johnson, speaks at an anti-war rally at the Washington Monument, hangs out with the Yippies, defeats the Chinese national team in table tennis, meets Richard Nixon, discovers the break-in at the Watergate, opens a profitable shrimping business, becomes an original investor in Apple Computers, and decides to run back and forth across the country for several years. Meanwhile, as the remarkable parade of his life goes by, Forrest never forgets Jenny (Robin Wright Penn), the girl he loved as a boy, who makes her own journey through the turbulence of the 1960s and 1970s that is far more troubled than the path Forrest happens upon. Featured alongside Tom Hanks are Sally Field as Forrest's mother; Gary Sinise as his commanding officer in Vietnam; Mykelti Williamson as his ill-fated Army buddy who is familiar with every recipe that involves shrimp; and the special effects artists whose digital magic place Forrest amidst a remarkable array of historical events and people. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Tom Hanks
      Tom Hanks - Forrest Gump
    • Robin Wright
      Robin Wright - Jenny Curran
    • Gary Sinise
      Gary Sinise - Lt. Dan Taylor
    • Mykelti Williamson
      Mykelti Williamson - Bubba Blue
    • Sally Field
      Sally Field - Mrs. Gump



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 474 reviews

    98%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Hanks is Brillant!

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      AandJ091108
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      Forrest Gump is a rare movie that succeeded on all levels. It was a box office smash ranking among the top five highest grossing movies of all time. But it was also a critical darling, garnering across the board praise and a truckload of awards. The movie became a cultural phenomenon, spawning cook books, quote books, a top ten soundtrack album and lines like "stupid is as stupid does" and "life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get" have permeated our dialect. The movie has a nostalgic, feel good vibe thanks to the dimwitted Forrest's trek through 60's and 70's touchstone events. Underneath all those warm feelings lies a darkness. Bad things happen to just about everyone Forrest comes in contact with. His best friend Bubba is killed in Vietnam, his other friend Lt. Dan loses both his legs, his mother dies of cancer and his beloved Jenny dies of AIDS. Even the famous people Forrest comes across meet with disaster, President Kennedy & John Lennon are assassinated, George Wallace is shot and Elvis Presley dies young. There are superb performances all around. Sally Field is feisty as Forrest's mama, Mykelti Williamson is funny as Bubba, Gary Sinese as Lt. Dan is a perfect rough edged foil to Forrest and Robin Wright as Jenny portrays the confusion that young people of the times felt perfectly. While all those performances are of high quality, Forrest Gump is Tom Hanks' tour de force. He is utterly brilliant as Forrest. He is in virtually every scene of the movie and never once does he fail to astound. He becomes Forrest and makes you care what happens to him. Mr. Hanks deservedly won his second consecutive Best Actor Oscar for the role and cemented himself as the best actor of his generation and one of the best of all time.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      just OK

      Posted
      prlwctd

      This is one of the most overrated & corniest films I've ever seen. The title character (Tom Hanks) is a nice if somewhat (mentally) slow person who goes through life from childhood, to his combat experience in Vietnam, to meeting various celebrities (including several presidents), & even settling down with his childhood sweetheart (Robin Wright). There are some nice moments here. Gary Sinese is great as Lt. Dan, & the moment where Forrest inadvertedly phones in the Watergate break in is funny. However, the excessive sweetness gets bothersome after awhile. The voice utilized by the great Tom Hanks doesn't take long to become like nails on a chalkboard. I'm all for sweet movies, but there is such a thing as overkill &, to me, this film, although not bad per se, is such an example.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Once In A Lifetime Movie

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      BozzCollin
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      I recommend this movie to everyone. You should watch it at least once in your lifetime, as this is the only movie of its kind. It's a special movie; Heart Warming, sad, funny, and happy all at once. It's a joy to watch Forrest go from his small town home, to playing football, then to Vietnam, to the creation of the smiley face and Apple, to his shrimp boat voyage, to the loss of his two true loves. If he was an ordinary man, he would not have made it through. This movie will rip at your heart, that is to say, if you have one.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Get your moneys worth and then some

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      lucky55
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      Ok it's safe to say that most people have seen this awesome movie already but now that it's on blu-ray it's got perfect picture and sound...at first i was thinking that this version would have only the movie on it but i was wrong you see it's a 2 disk set that has everything and even the packaging is excellent as well giving you all kinds of extra info about the movie..i mean this would be a steal at twice the price...did you know that this movie was nominated for 13 academy awards! this is one of the best blu-ray i have bought in a while and i buy one or two every week so glad they made this version the way they did an excellent jod.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent film, great 4K

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      Moviesof1960
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      I always did love "Forrest Gump" an d the new 4K looks great. I know some people called this a simple film and felt it should not have one ALL those Oscars, but I disagree. It's actually more complex and thoughtful than many people think, and the performances are outstanding. Actors all great. Between the mix of comic elements, sad elements, and a truthful store of a simple minded, but good man, this is a feel good move, that always bring me tears and smiles. Well worth a 4K purchase.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      An American Classic

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      dreamer
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      No one movie tells the story and heart of America quite like Forrest Gump. It is a heartwarming story of a boy with a slight mental handicap and his journey to manhood and to find himself. This movie is a love story, a war story, a comedy, a drama, a tragedy, and an inspiration all at the same time. Forrest is such a loveable character that everyone can relate to. He turns the "deep" furrows of life into matter-of-fact events, and explains life in the simplest of phrases: "Life is Like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get" and that's the same with this movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent, Excellent, Excellent

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      Junie
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      I have just finished watching Forrest Gump blu-ray (Sapphire Series) and am very impressed with the improved picture / sound quality over the collector's edition release. The new special features are worth the purchase alone. Especially enjoyed the new "Art of Screenplay Adaption" feature and "An Evening with Forrest Gump" at the UCLA (55 mins). As a purist, my only disappointment is that the "Through the Eyes of Forrest Gump" documentary (30 mins) is the one archive featurette that has not been retained from the 2 disc dvd.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Memorable movie!

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      TFan
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      Forest Gump is a memorable movie for all ages and different generations. The favorite quote "Life is a box of chocolates." Means life in it's self is handed to you, but you will never know what your going to receive in return. When I watched the movie in my teens, I didn't exactly know what this quote means, as time went on I figured it out; everyone's meaning of life is different. There is plenty of laughter, greatest moments, and excellent story telling, in which makes you want to watch again. I hope you enjoy the movie without spoilers :)

      I would recommend this to a friend



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