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"You know Tom Hanks, 'Forrest Gump.' Slow, yes. Retarded, maybe. Braces on his legs. But he charmed the pants off Nixon and won a ping-pong competition. That ain't retarded." . Kurt Lazarus
Forrest Gump (1994) has transcended the realm of mere cinema to become such a piece of Americana that turning a critical eye its way is almost blasphemy. I remember seeing director Robert Zemeckis' (Back to the Future, Polar Express) Academy Award winning effort during its theatrical run and, while it was cute, wondering what all the fuss was about (and being even more miffed at stealing the Best Picture Oscar from Pulp Fiction). Revisiting Gump over the years on home video, the main character's absurd adventures have slowly grown on me. Now I can happily state that though I still have minor reservations, watching Paramount's stellar Blu-ray release was thoroughly enjoyable.
Admittedly the movie, even as beloved as it is, »
Run, Forrest, run. onto Blu-ray that is. Paramount pulls out all the stops on this fine Blu-ray presentation that.s as tasty as a box of chocolates. Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) is sitting at a bus stop and shares his life story with anyone who happens to sit down on the bench next to him. Young Forrest (Michael Conner Humphreys) was born to a single mother (Sally Field) and never knew who his father was. He has below average intelligence, but his ability to run fast and goes to college on a football scholarship. After college he enlists in the army and meets .Bubba. Blue (Mykelti Williamson) who seems to be a match for Gump. He wants Forrest »
- Jeff Swindoll
2 items from 2009
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