Forrest Gump

8.82 h 22 min1994X-RayPG-13
The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, the events of Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of a fictional Alabama man with an IQ of 75.
Robert Zemeckis
Tom HanksRobin Wright PennGary Sinise
English [CC]
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Mykelti WilliamsonSally FieldMichael Connor HumphreysHanna R. HallRobin WrightRebecca WilliamsHarold HerthumGeorge KellyBob PennyJohn RandallSam AndersonMargo MoorerIone M. TelechPeter DobsonSiobhan FallonTyler LongChristopher JonesMichael Conner HumphreysGrady BowmanJason McGuire
Wendy FinermanSteve TischSteve Starkey
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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Alcohol usefoul languagenuditysexual contentsmokingsubstance useviolence
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JackReviewed in the United States on June 25, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Absolutely recommend this movie !
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Absolutely recommend this movie !
Especially,there are a LOT of featurettes!

Disc 1 UHD Feature Film+Special Featrues
Subtitles: English SDH/French/Spanish/Portuguese

Disc 2 BD Feature Film+Special Featrues
Subtitles: English SDH/French/Spanish/Portuguese
Special Featrues:
Two Commentaries(No Subtitles)
Musical Signposts to History (HD, 4 min)

Disc 3 Special Features (The extras are subtitled)
Subtitles: English SDH/French/Spanish/Portuguese
Greenbow Diary (HD, 26 min)
Little Forrest (HD, Disc 2, 15 min)
Archival Special Features (SD, 58 min)
An Evening with 'Forrest Gump' (HD, 55 min)
The Art of Screenplay Adaptation (HD, 27 min)
Getting Past the Impossible: 'Forrest Gump' and the Visual Effects Revolution (HD, 27 min)
50 people found this helpful
xcopperReviewed in the United States on February 3, 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
New 4k movie wrapped with glad wrap like you would food ??
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New 4k movie wrapped with glad wrap like you would food. ? ?? I usually buy all my movies from Amazon but not so sure now, last couple I bought came looking like they were wrapped in Glad wrap !! Are they New like listed or are they used? who knows? All I know is THEY DO NOT come from the factory like this. When I opened it the case was cracked movie and paperwork looked ok. Not worth the drive to town ( 1 hour round trip ) to return this to amazon but I guarantee you another Movie like this and I will purchase no more.
40 people found this helpful
James SparksReviewed in the United States on January 21, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
One of the greatest
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First, it's a great story. The movie is based on a book by the same name by Winston Groom. It's a story of how the most unlikely person leads an extraordinary life. The movie stays true to the book, and it's just pleasantly wonderful.

Second, the cast. Tom hanks would win his second oscar for playing the title character and he deserved it(this is my favorite Tom Hanks movie). But the supporting cast is full of movie greats like Sally Field and Robin Wright, accompanied by some actors that are now household names, but at the time of this movie were just becoming known, specifically Gary Sinise who should have won awards for best supporting actor. Robin Wright plays Jenny in this film and is such a sympathetic character that you grieve for her moment and then grieve with her the next.

This movie won't fit into any genre, one moment it's comedy the next it's drama. It's just fantastic, it is easily in the top 5 movies of the 90s, maybe the best. I think it will be one of the films 100 years from now, people will still want to watch and walk away thankful they spent the time to watch it.
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R. Edward Merrell, Jr.Reviewed in the United States on December 6, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Life is like a box of chocolates...
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Directed by Robert Zemeckis, who also has another Tom Hanks gem to his credit, "Cast Away", this movie is one of my all time favorites in any genre. A drama, a comedy, a tear-jerker, it is a movie of many genres rolled up into one. A simple man, an innocent on the loose, an idiot savant in one of the most turbulent eras in our nations history, Forrest Gump never waivers in his moral integrity and manages to touch and influence the lives of many - famous and infamous. He is physically handicapped, but becomes an athlete of renown. He has sub-par intelligence but manages a college degree, becomes a decorated soldier in Vietnam, and makes a fortune in the shrimping business. A friendless child (except for Jenny) he develops deep friendships, including Bubba (Mykelti Williamson) a black soldier who indoctrinates him into the shrimping business; Lieutenant Dan (Gary Sinise in one of his best roles) who Forrest looks up to as a role model even when Dan becomes bitter after losing his legs in combat; and he finally wins the love of the wayward childhood friend, Jenny (Robin Wright Penn, also in one of her best roles). Tom Hanks as Forrest is extraordinary...he has so many fine performances, its hard to say this is his best, but it is my personal favorite. In summary, this film is a it once or a hundred times, you will always enjoy it. And remember..."life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you're going to get."
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sixthreezyReviewed in the United States on September 23, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Forrest Gump - Stupid Is As Stupid Does (Buy This 4K)
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There's absolutely no reason at all not to re-buy this movie again in 4K. It looks outstanding still to this day, with some great special FX that still hold up. Tom Hanks is undeniably wonderful in this film, and he's surrounded by excellent supporting actors like Gary Sinise. If you haven't seen this movie, it's truly a classic for a reason. I always kind of forget how it ends because it's such a wonderful journey and ends so beautifully. It's definitely a movie that should stand the test of time and remain an all-time great for years to come. This is one of my favorite movies of all-time and it's never looked better!
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Caroline RushbyReviewed in the United States on December 2, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Life is like a box of chololates; you never know what you are going to get
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This reviewer has seen this movie more than a dozen times over the years and I still cry when the headline is said by Forrest's mother. This is one of Tom's finest moments. He has had a very long career and I am probably fond of most if not all of his movies. This one does, however, touch my heart. The simplicity used when he tells the story as he waits for a bus that eventually he does not need; the attention and kindness that some of the listeners afford to him as he tells his story. Robin Wright's performance as the love of his life and mother of his child. This movie is a classic. I never get tired. The most hilarious part is when Forrest starts running 'for no particular reason' and he even has followers trying to give meaning to something that really did not. The movie itself is a masterpiece about humanity, bravery, kindness, loyalty and love. If I had young adults that were related to me I would definitely ask them to enjoy this film and dared them to comment afterwards (so they use their analytical skills). Well, I am getting a little carried away which means I do love this movie and hope you do too.
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SakuteikiReviewed in the United States on November 15, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Everyone has flaws, those whose flaws you can tolerate are your friends
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Those who remind us of our own personal imperfections are intolerable. Friends complement our deficits and help us survive in the world. Forrest Gump uses comedy to portray physical disability, bullying, intellectual disability, incest, sex drugs and rock'n'roll, relationship violence, suicidality, war, loss, financial fairness honesty, self forgiveness redemption, HIV AIDS wrapped in 20th century American history.

1981 life expectancy with AIDS was less than one year. Forrest's best friend Jenny runs away from painful incest toward abusive men and recreational chemicals particularly IVDU intravenous drug use. With maturity Jenny is able to manage her emotional and habitual addictions, bears a child, works and creates a stable life for herself. But her persistent cough makes her realize that she may not survive long, and she must make reparations for harm she has caused through her immaturity and prepare for the raising of her son when she is no longer available to guide and protect him. Jenny's growing herself up journey occurs on the background of the Vietnam War, being adored by the boy next door Forrest Gump, self doubt, aspirations, and finally self forgiveness for being human.

Jenny's work effort at personal change is a dramatized version of the journey all humans face in accepting what is, letting go of judgment of self and others (letting go of other blaming guilting others for the adversities which accompany every life, some which we cause for ourselves), being willing to start again with work, taking responsibility for caring for oneself and for those who depend on us, willingly letting go of resentment for life's vicissitudes, and getting on with the business of problem solving, trying to make things better, and stop noticing where others' flaws reside and start working on herself.

The sequelae of war, mental physical emotional social cultural spiritual financial, are perhaps only highly dramatized everyday challenges all humans face: homesickness, hope for a future, despair from memories of unmet self expectations, being loved, finding God.

Forrest Gump is a 5* exploration of the human condition, wrapped in laughter, in tears with loving appreciation for our human eccentricities and uniqueness.
10 people found this helpful
JasonReviewed in the United States on October 3, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fantastic Transfer of an All Time Great Movie
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I'm not really sure what I can say about this movie. If you haven't seen it before, you're doing yourself a huge disservice. I believe it was released my sophomore year in high school and I probably watched it 20 times that year. I annoyed the he'll out of a lot of my friends, because any time a group of us were hanging at my house, if someone in the group hasn't seen it that's what we watched. So quite a few of my friends were forced to sit through more viewings than they cared to. I make no apologies, it's worth more than 1 viewing. This is 1 of those movies that you stop and watch every time you catch it while you're flipping through your channel guide, even though you own it in multiple formats already. It's 1 of those movies that if you haven't seen it in over a year or so you feel compelled to throw it in and watch. The story is fantastic. The soundtrack is perfect. Tom Hanks is unbelievable (can you possibly fathom, even for a brief instant, anyone else playing Gump)? The only negative thing that I can say about this movie is, as great as it was, it didn't deserve the best picture Academy Award it won. Only because competition was ridiculous that year and I believe without question that Pulp Fiction should have won. But I won't get into that argument.
I'm not going to give a book report for you guys and go into details about the plot, not only do I personally hate reviews that do that, but in this case I find it hard to believe that anyone reading this isn't already familiar with the plot. But I will say the blu ray transfer is fantastic. Now I'm no expert on picture quality, so there could be some fine details that the videophiles are always talking about that I don't notice. But just using the "eye test" I didn't regret my purchase in the least. I had just bought the samsung js8500 4k suhd tv before watching this, so I'm not comparing it directly with the same hardware I watched the dvd on, but I think that watching on a superior tv would reveal more flaws if they were there, and I didn't notice any. The sound transfer also sounded great, albeit not on the greatest sound system. I'm using the vizio 5.1 wireless soundbar setup.
If you haven seen this movie yet and you're older than 16, then you have no excuse and I really don't know what to say to you. If you're just wondering if this transfer is worth your money, I'd have to answer with a resounding yes. Hope this helps.
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