History YMMV / ForrestGump

29th Sep '17 3:33:22 PM Peridonyx
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* NightmareFuel: Child!Forrest's IgnoranceIsBliss interpretation of [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil what]] Child!Jenny's father is doing to her.
22nd Aug '17 6:51:12 PM maxwellsilver
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** In the boot camp, the drill sergent nasty says that Gump would lead a military unit on his own. Four years later, Tom Hanks stars as Captain John Miller in ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan''.

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** In the boot camp, the drill sergent sergeant nasty says that Gump would lead a military unit on his own. Four years later, Tom Hanks stars as Captain John Miller in ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan''.''Film/SavingPrivateRyan''.
** Forrest is ShotInTheAss while saving Lt. Dan. Tom Hanks would later co-produce ''Series/BandOfBrothers'', where getting shot in the ass is practically an Easy Company tradition.



** The LongList of shrimp dishes.

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** The LongList of shrimp dishes.dishes, as well as "And that's about it."



* TheScrappy: Jenny has a fair amount of detractors despite her woobie tendacies. The majority of fans that place her in this trope feel she uses Forrest throughout the entire movie. And whilst life does frequently deal her some pretty bad luck, Jenny makes a lot of poor decisions of her own accord.

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* TheScrappy: Jenny has a fair amount of detractors despite her woobie tendacies.tendancies. The majority of fans that place her in this trope feel she uses Forrest throughout the entire movie. And whilst life does frequently deal her some pretty bad luck, Jenny makes a lot of poor decisions of her own accord.
16th Aug '17 7:08:43 AM ClintEastwood
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* CantUnhearIt: Despite Book Gump being a very different character than Movie Gump, good luck hearing anything in your head but Tom Hanks.

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* CantUnhearIt: CantUnHearIt: Despite Book Gump being a very different character than Movie Gump, good luck hearing anything in your head but Tom Hanks.Creator/TomHanks.



* FunnyAneurysmMoment: The scene where Forrest Gump helps one of the black college students with a book (while remaining oblivious to the controversy that ensues) becomes a bit weird after the fiasco where Gump's actor, Tom Hanks, gets a bit of negative publicity regarding an incident where he acts along with a black-face comedian in a comedy act.

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: The scene where Forrest Gump helps one of the black college students with a book (while remaining oblivious to the controversy that ensues) becomes a bit weird after the fiasco where Gump's actor, Tom Hanks, Creator/TomHanks, gets a bit of negative publicity regarding an incident where he acts along with a black-face comedian in a comedy act.



* 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 honor.

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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 Creator/TomHanks was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's civilian honor.



** The long hair and huge beard Tom Hanks sports while running across Alabama is very much reminiscent of the long hair he grows in [[Film/CastAway another famous Zemeckis collaboration]].

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** The long hair and huge beard Tom Hanks Creator/TomHanks sports while running across Alabama is very much reminiscent of the long hair he grows in [[Film/CastAway another famous Zemeckis collaboration]].
12th Aug '17 10:54:38 AM nombretomado
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* LoveItOrHateIt: For such a movie that is really popular with audiences, it is still very polarizing. People who don't like this movie don't just dislike it, they honestly kind of hate it. Just look at the critical reviews on RottenTomatoes. The negative ones are truly scathing. Not to mention it beat out ''Film/PulpFiction'' and ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption'' for Best Picture at the Oscars that year - it has one of the more divisive Rotten Tomatoes scores of any Best Picture winner.

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* LoveItOrHateIt: For such a movie that is really popular with audiences, it is still very polarizing. People who don't like this movie don't just dislike it, they honestly kind of hate it. Just look at the critical reviews on RottenTomatoes.Website/RottenTomatoes. The negative ones are truly scathing. Not to mention it beat out ''Film/PulpFiction'' and ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption'' for Best Picture at the Oscars that year - it has one of the more divisive Rotten Tomatoes scores of any Best Picture winner.
27th May '17 1:39:54 PM nombretomado
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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]] 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]] for inductees during the VietnamWar UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar 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.
26th May '17 3:54:10 AM Lancelot07
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: "Hound Dog" by Music/ElvisPresley, "All Along The Watchtower" by Music/JimiHendrix, "Break On Through" by Music/TheDoors, "Whole Lotta Love" by Music/LedZeppelin, "Sweet Home Alabama" by Music/LynyrdSkynyrd, to name a few.

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic:
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"Hound Dog" by Music/ElvisPresley, "All Along The Watchtower" by Music/JimiHendrix, "Break On Through" by Music/TheDoors, "Whole Lotta Love" by Music/LedZeppelin, "Sweet Home Alabama" by Music/LynyrdSkynyrd, to name a few.



** 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.

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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 like 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.
25th Mar '17 11:05:11 AM MagBas
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* UnfortunateImplications: [[http://www.cracked.com/video_19218_12-horrible-messages-hidden-in-forrest-gump.html This]] Website/{{Cracked}} video discusses the racism and misogyny implied in Forrest taking credit for major achievements in African-American history and the poor portrayal of women.
20th Feb '17 6:09:34 PM nombretomado
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** The long hair and huge beard Tom Hanks sports while running across Alabama is very much reminiscent of the long hair he grows in [[CastAway another famous Zemeckis collaboration]].

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** The long hair and huge beard Tom Hanks sports while running across Alabama is very much reminiscent of the long hair he grows in [[CastAway [[Film/CastAway another famous Zemeckis collaboration]].
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?
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