Forrest Gump is one of the best comedies in the world. It could change your life.
Comedy movies are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get. If you are not familiar with that line, drop everything and do yourself a huge favour and watch Forrest Gump right now. This tale of a simple minded man with a huge heart making his way through historical moments is charming, intelligent, and beautiful. Some movies cross the line from entertainment to art, and Forrest Gump is one of those.
This PG 13 comedy movie follows Forrest Gump, a man who makes up for his lack of intelligence with a huge heart as he makes his way through American History with childlike wonder and naivety. Yes, the movie gets heavy at times, dealing with death, illness, and loss among other touchy and tragic subjects- but it also shows the best of life. The pure, unadulterated moments that make life worth living.
You won’t find yourself short of laughs either- somehow director Robert Zemeckis manages to keep this comedy/romance/drama light hearted. You will laugh at the characters and situations that Forrest somehow always seems to draw to him. Even the most brutal beast would melt when faced with Forrest’s heart of gold, and trust me, you will leave the movie feeling different than when you started it. There are not many comedies that changed my outlook on life, but Forrest Gump did just that.
The movie varies in location, as Gump sits on a bench, recounting tails of his many adventures to passerby’s. This guy had one remarkable life, and you can see him touching and changing people’s futures with his words.
Sometimes when you are in a tough situation, a nice light comedy can take your mind off things. It’s not often that a comedy comes around that can help you through those tough situations- you might be surprised at how meaningful Forrest Gump is. This is on my list of top comedies because it is inspirational and feels so real!