"Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get." Ever find the day-to-day struggling in life threatening to drag you down? If so, there is a movie named 'Forrest Gump', which can refill your energy. It could be a cure for your tired spirit. It has sensitivity, honesty, realism, tragedy, heartwarming humor and has something substantial to say about the human condition. It also has incredibly gifted actor 'Tom Hanks.'
The story is about our character, Forrest Gump, with a relatively low IQ. His mental impairment doesn't seem to bother him, his mother, or his best (and only) friend Jenny. In fact, a limited understanding of the world around him gives Forrest a uniquely positive perspective of life. He goes through many phases in his life and through many historic events. He gets popularity by mere accidents. He is sent to fight in Vietnam, play Ping-Pong in China and do shrimp business on the Pacific. He emerges successful in every bit of his life, but except in the field of love. She is never far from his thoughts, no matter what he's doing or where he is. The movie always moves with a mix of emotional and humorous stuff.
Gump is one of the early movies to showcase the possibilities of CGI (computer-generating images), demonstrating that it isn't just science-fiction films that benefit from advanced computer technology. From the feather that floats down from the sky to the news footage of Forrest with presidents and newsmakers, Gump shows that a whole new kind of story can be told -- and instead of looking to the future, as many films using CGI do, Forrest Gump looks into the past and examines the relationship with it.
Forrest Gump has several messages, some of which are less obvious than others. In the film, the white feather that blows around might represent life. It is blown around and goes in many directions, up, down, and has no influence on what it is doing or where it is going. This is just like life. It takes many twists and turns and goes in many directions.
These elements tie together to support Forrest's statement, "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get.".
Life is unpredictable and throws things at us that we are not ready for, but we have to work with it and move on in life.
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