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Forrest Gump (1994, English)

Director: Robert Zemeckis (142 mins)

Reviews: RottenTomatoes (71%), IMDB (8.8), Amazon, Roger Ebert.

Watch online: NetFlix.

Similar movies: quirky.

Summary: The story telling technique in Forrest Gump is unique. The movie traces major political events in USA by interleaving them in the personal life story of Forrest Gump, a man with low IQ but immense focus and endurance. The sense of humor in the movie resonated with me.

Two memorable dialogues: (1) On his first day to school, young Forrest meets a little girl. They become best friends. "Jenny and I were together, like peas and carrots." :) (2) Forrest's mum teaches him, "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you gonna get."

 

1 Jan 2013
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