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This movie that's based on a novel by the same name tells the story of a man who has an intelligence quotient of 75 and unknowingly lives a highly influential and successful life. In spite of having leg braces as a child and his obvious mental incapacities, Forrest’s mother promises him that “life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get”.
With that advice, Forrest carries on to win the Congressional Medal of Honor, become a world famous ping-pong champion, own of a highly successful shrimp fishing company, and run across the country in 3 years; all of this with a seemingly ignorant awareness to the grandness of his accomplishments. The movie likewise touches on the dilemma of whether the events in life are because of preset fate or if all of life is a series of unintentional occurrences. This awe-inspiring inspirational story of triumph earned 677 million dollars worldwide.
Forrest Gump is a simple-minded man with little brain activity but fine intentions. He battles through childhood with his best and only friend Jenny. His 'mama' teaches him the ways of life and leaves him to decide his destiny. Forrest joins the army for service in Vietnam, discovering new acquaintances called Dan and Bubba, he wins medals, begins the table tennis craze, inspires individuals to jog, is instrumental in the creation of the smiley, inspires people to write bumper stickers and songs, donating to people and meeting the president several times.
All the same this is all irrelevant to Forrest who can only think of his childhood sweetie Jenny, Who has messed up her life. While in the end all he wants to prove is that anyone can love anyone.
He tells his life's tale to people waiting at a small town bus stop. He's captured fame, fortune and glory, but his one true love has ceaselessly eluded him.
Forrest achieved great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anybody imagined he could do.
"Forrest Gump" is the story of a man who rose above his challenges, and who evidenced that determination, courage, and love are more significant than ability...