History YMMV / ForrestGump

8th Jan '17 4:54:52 PM DeuxEX
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** Jenny. She comes from a poor background with a sexually abusive alcoholic father, attracts mostly abusive boyfriends, starts experimenting with drugs, considers committing suicide at various points in her life and ends up dying from AIDS. At least her final years were somewhat happy as she had a son and Forrest to take care of her.

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** Jenny. She comes from a poor background with a sexually abusive alcoholic father, attracts mostly abusive boyfriends, starts experimenting with drugs, considers committing suicide at various points in her life and ends up dying from AIDS.unknown disease (implied to be AIDS). At least her final years were somewhat happy as she had a son and Forrest to take care of her.
21st Dec '16 5:31:31 AM Typos
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** Expanding on Jenny, did she only fall in love with Forrest at the end of her life, or was she in love with him the whole time but felt like she wasn't good enough for him? Similarly, did she keep running away from home (and Forrest) for truly hedonistic reasons, or was she so terrified of hurting Forrest the same way her father hurt her, that putting space between them was her way of trying to keep him safe?
27th Nov '16 4:05:37 PM LtFedora
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* HeartwarmingInHindsight: In the film, Forrest is awarded the Medal of Honor, America'a highest military decoration. 22 years later, Tom Hanks was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's civilian decoration.

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* HeartwarmingInHindsight: In the film, Forrest is awarded the Medal of Honor, America'a highest military decoration. 22 years later, Tom Hanks was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's civilian decoration.honor.
23rd Nov '16 8:24:55 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** In a more meta sense, the fact that Forrest and Bubba are allowed in the military at all is a reference to the U.S. Army's lowered mental acumen standards for inductees during the VietnamWar to make up the manpower crunch (called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_100,000 Project 100,000]]). Derisively called the "Moron Corps" and treated largely as CannonFodder, these men suffered more in the war and its aftermath than nearly any other inductee group.

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** In a more meta sense, the fact that Forrest and Bubba are allowed in the military at all is a reference to the U.S. Army's [[LoweredRecruitingStandards lowered mental acumen standards standards]] for inductees during the VietnamWar to make up the manpower crunch (called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_100,000 Project 100,000]]). Derisively called the "Moron Corps" and treated largely as CannonFodder, these men suffered more in the war and its aftermath than nearly any other inductee group.
23rd Nov '16 2:41:45 PM LtFedora
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* HeartwarmingInHindsight: In the film, Forrest is awarded the Medal of Honor, America'a highest military decoration. 22 years later, Tom Hanks was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's civilian decoration.
30th Sep '16 10:38:00 AM Lancelot07
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** Special mention has to go to one of the final tracks [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4xMvo3P-AE "Where Heaven Ends"]]. The melody has such a subtle, yet divine beauty to it you feel just laying back and think how nothing in life matters but life itself. Yes, a soundtrack can really do that to you, and Silvestri made it possible.
31st Jul '16 11:51:03 AM rjd1922
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Haley Joel Osment in his film debut as Forrest Jr.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Haley Joel Osment in his Creator/HaleyJoelOsment's film debut as Forrest [[spoiler:Forrest Gump, Jr.]]
13th Jun '16 8:51:59 PM lorgskyegon
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*** This is a great portrayal of some of the horrors that can often happen later in life in children from abusive households.
4th Jan '16 8:25:29 AM SaraJaye
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*** A third option is that he's a light deconstruction of a Sue. He lucks into all these accomplishments, but all the money and fame and recognition in the world [[spoiler:can't bring back Bubba, his mother or keep Jenny by his side in the end]].
22nd Dec '15 11:57:58 AM Discar
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** Is Forrest just BornLucky or is he a full-on AntiSue? Your answer to that is probably based on whether you like the movie or not.

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** Is Forrest just BornLucky or is he a full-on AntiSue? Sue? Your answer to that is probably based on whether you like the movie or not.
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