On the surface, Robert Zemeckis' film is a story about overcoming obstacles, about the way that the least likely human being can influence and affect so much of our history, about the ways in which we shouldn't underestimate the little guy or treat people who are different from us poorly. For years, I identified Forrest Gump with my father, and I've overlooked its flaws because it seems so harmless and earnest. This cinematic equivalent of dad jeans won Best Picture at the Oscars, and although "best" is merely subjective, Forrest Gump defeated both Pulp Fiction and The Shawshank Redemption - the latter of which is the favorite film of many exceedingly basic white people, and probably your dad's second favorite movie of all time. But here's the problem with Forrest Gump , and it directly relates to my generation and the ones who came after: at its heart, it's a film that validates the thinking that we are all special snowflakes, that we are all more than capable of achieving our dreams through circumstance rather than hard work and talent, that we should be persistently coddled rather than learn from our mistakes or grow intellectually and emotionally.
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Forrest Gump is a fictional character and the protagonist of the novel by Winston Groom , Robert Zemeckis 's film of the same name , and Gump and Co. In the film, Forrest is a philanthropist and a war veteran, businessman, and college football player who bears witness to various significant occurrences in the 20th century. He exudes a compassionate , optimistic, and tenacious attitude in the face of countless setbacks and strives to help every person he meets despite his strong naivety. Throughout his life, he maintains a sincere love for his childhood friend Jennifer Curran, who eventually becomes his wife.
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