"Forrest Gump" and the Struggles of Life Film Review

An analysis of the main themes of the movie "Forrest Gump" including the themes child abuse and bullying at school.
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Published on Mar 08, 2012 in Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.)

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This paper examines how "Forrest Gump" is a motivating movie about the struggles that we go through in life and it gives hope that there is always a way out of every quagmire. Directed by Robert Zemeckis with Tom Hanks playing the role of Forrest; this is a classical must-watch movie of all the times. The paper discusses how the main theme here is that, no matter what happens in life, there is a way out and we should never give up and how this is evidenced by the humble beginning of Forrest and the achievements he achieved later in life.

Why This Movie
Relation to Topics Discussed in Class

From the Paper:

"On the other hand, Jenny is going through the same fate of abuse in the hands of her abusive father. It is until Forrest visits Jenny that he realizes what she goes through. On the issue of drug abuse, we see. Nevertheless, this does not bother Forrest and he chooses to move on in life. Think of a child with a very low IQ coupled with awful spinal cord problem. This is so debilitating; yet, Forrest does not stop at it. He moves on and as fate may have it, he emerges a champion, achieving what many people could never think of. This movie is an all rounded episode; touching nearly all frontiers of life. It starts from childhood and challenging parenting, moves through school life and finds its way to adulthood where one has to work and love or be loved among other issues. Through marriage to death, Forrest Gump is a real motivator. The writer identified with this movie as it relates to daily life happenings and any one who has been going through grinding moments and reached a point where he or she feels that life challenges are winning the battle, he or she should watch this movie. Moreover, this movie ties closely to the topics covered in class. "

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