Forrest Gump movie review - Aussieboyreviews


Forrest Gump is an inspiring, moving and wonderful film truly about life. Young kids will need parental guidance, but this is a superb drama starring Tom Hanks that’ll remain a hidden gem of a classic.


Forrest Gump, a man with low IQ, recounts the early childhood years of his life to when he fought in the Vietnam War. All he wants now is to be reunited with his lifelong sweetheart, Jenny.

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Movie details

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Cast: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, Sally Field
Writer: Eric Roth
Release Date (Australia): 17 November 1994
Runtime: 142 minutes/2h 22m
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (M)

The film contains thematic elements such as war, death and references to child abuse.

Violence (M)

The film contains scenes of war violence, including shootings and depictions of injuries that are accompanied by blood detail.

Coarse Language (M)

The film includes a use of the word “f**king”, in addition to use of the words “s**t”, “goddamn”, “ass” and “bitch”.

Drug Use (M)

The film includes brief depictions of characters snorting cocaine and implicitly injecting heroin.

Nudity (PG)

The film includes brief images of female breast nudity in a magazine, as well as brief depictions of partial female buttocks and side breast nudity.

Sex (M)

The film contains scenes of implied sexual intercourse and a man implicitly ejaculating.

mpaa rating

PG-13 (for drug content, some sensuality and war violence)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Forrest Gump’s life’s journey is refreshing, wonderful and impressively moving; there’s an uncountable amount of inspiring life lessons directed at adults, the elderly, and especially teens. There is no single question against the fact that this refreshening 2h and 22m makes the perfect use of time, but is touching enough to be remembered as an experience.

Tom Hanks who remarkably portrays Forrest Gump, an inspiring man with low IQ, perfectly delivers the unforgettably accurate line at the beginning: “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get”. The rest of the film continues to portray his journey, through childhood to war and with a heartfelt tone, a dramatic tone and even a funny tone. Every situation and detail is powerfully realistic, every idea with mature matter will capture your attention, and these characters and personalities are truly something to root for.

The entire film is structured perfectly from beginning to end, accompanied by such a touching movement through countless events in life. Teens will learn, adults will perceive and elders may even relate. Even if viewers are just searching for solid-hearted entertainment, Forrest Gump will do so in a way that will definitely move an audience. The performances, direction, story music and quotes are always award-deserving.

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