October 26, 2014

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FORREST GUMP 20th Anniversary #ForrestGump20th #MamaAlwaysSaid


Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Forrest Gump by creating a “Mama Always Said” journal entry on ForrestGumpMovie.com.

ForrestGumpMovie.com includes the #MamaAlwaysSaid journal where fans can create entries sharing their mother’s wit and wisdom and upload personal photos of them with their mothers. All journal entries are completely sharable via social media.You can earn a chance to win a Samsung UHD TV, a $300 gift card to Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., and more!

About the Movie:

Stupid is as stupid does, says Forrest Gump (played by Tom Hanks in an Oscar-winning performance) as he discusses his relative level of intelligence with a stranger while waiting for a bus. Despite his sub-normal IQ, Gump leads a truly charmed life, with a ringside seat for many of the most memorable events of the second half of the 20th century. Entirely without trying, Forrest teaches Elvis Presley to dance, becomes a football star, meets John F. Kennedy, serves with honor in Vietnam, meets Lyndon Johnson, speaks at an anti-war rally at the Washington Monument, hangs out with the Yippies, defeats the Chinese national team in table tennis, meets Richard Nixon, discovers the break-in at the Watergate, opens a profitable shrimping business, becomes an original investor in Apple Computers, and decides to run back and forth across the country for several years. Meanwhile, as the remarkable parade of his life goes by, Forrest never forgets Jenny (Robin Wright Penn), the girl he loved as a boy, who makes her own journey through the turbulence of the 1960s and 1970s that is far more troubled than the path Forrest happens upon.

Featured alongside Tom Hanks are Sally Field as Forrest's mother; Gary Sinise as his commanding officer in Vietnam; Mykelti Williamson as his ill-fated Army buddy who is familiar with every recipe that involves shrimp; and the special effects artists whose digital magic place Forrest amidst a remarkable array of historical events and people.

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This movie came out close to our graduation from high school (1995), so of course our senior year motto was "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you will get".   I don't think I had watched the movie since then, so it was a great pleasure to sit down and watch this movie now with adult eyes!


This is a classic movie about love, loss, and love again.  It features humor, a great screenplay, great soundtrack and quotes that last for years! 

I love the determination of Forest's mother! She's determined to see that he gets the best education possible.
Well Forrest has that same determination!  He goes through life with a sense of determination that shocks most people. Forrest  spends life doing the right thing and never stops loving Jenny! If you have yet to see this classic movie, then you won't know who Jenny is... Jenny is the girl who let Forrest sit beside her on the school bus the first day of school.  After that they were "like peas and carrots". Always together.  As they get older they keep finding and losing each other.  It is a great love story.

Just get ready to feel emotion when you watch this movie! You will cheer on Forrest, laugh, cry and want to watch it again and again!

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