History YMMV / ForrestGump

23rd Jan '18 7:43:10 AM Erin582
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** Forrest's time in [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam.]] Even with the funny moments seen there (Bubba's LongList of shrimp dishes, most of the interactions with Lt. Dan, etc.), the film doesn't skimp on the details ([[VisualEffectsOfAwesome or the special effects]]) [[WarIsHell of the environment they're in.]] Upon saving fellow of his comrades, he sees the jungle littered with dead bodies and at one point it's displayed that even a "moron" like Forrest knows what the imminent danger of the nuke that's coming [[OhCrap if the look in his eyes is any indication.]] Then there's the moment that Lt. Dan's legs are graphically blown off.
20th Jan '18 9:43:23 PM Premonition45
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* TheScrappy: Jenny has a fair amount of detractors despite her woobie 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.


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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Jenny has a fair amount of detractors despite her woobie 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.
10th Jan '18 5:21:39 PM Rebu
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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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** Expanding on Jenny, did she only fall in love with Forrest at the end of her life, or [[https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/18lvwe/who_is_the_most_misunderstood_character_in_all_of/c8g4njy/ was she in love with him the whole time but felt like she wasn't good enough for him? 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?
4th Jan '18 1:20:56 PM rigpig
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* ShoutOut: so many, but one that didn’t make it across from the book is the orangutan - who, for reasons ItMakesSenseInContext, is literally “a boy named Sue”
21st Dec '17 10:57:30 PM huntdaddy
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* CriticalDissonance: And how! Despite the film being seen as a masterpiece to many people today, it received some jarringly polarizing critical reviews when it was released, some of which were downright scathing. Even more shocking, while it maintains a ''71%'' fresh rating on Website/RottenTomatoes, the audience score is currently at a whopping ''95%''.
12th Dec '17 9:22:38 AM Anddrix
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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 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.
** See also its UK release - judging from some reviewers you'd think Zemeckis and Hanks had killed and eaten their families and made them watch...
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.
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