Today marks the 20th anniversary of the premiere of Forrest Gump. Directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks and Robin Wright, the film chronicles the life of Forrest Gump, a simple man with a not-so-simple life. It’s a charming, entertaining, and emotional epic that will remain in my heart forever.
“I’ve never met anyone like Forrest Gump in a movie before, and for that matter I’ve never seen a movie quite like ‘Forrest Gump.’ Any attempt to describe him will risk making the movie seem more conventional than it is, but let me try. It’s a comedy, I guess. Or maybe a drama. Or a dream. The screenplay by Eric Roth has the complexity of modern fiction…The performance is a breathtaking balancing act between comedy and sadness, in a story rich in big laughs and quiet truths…What a magical movie.”
July 6, 1994 “Forrest Gump,” Chicago Sun-Times