"While I was watching it I cried and laughed
"the whole rollercoast
ride of emotions"
"Pure Genius - an all time
favourite film of mine"
"This really is Such a Good film!"
Forrest Gump - Special 2-disc Collector's
by Robert Zemeckis
and starring Tom Hanks
The story of Forrest Gump, an innocent and childlike
man, who found himself present for many of the most memorable events in
American history from the 1950s through to the 1970s. Forrest, however,
was for the most part, totally oblivious to the significance of his
actions... Based on the novel by Winston Groom.
If you read the label on a box of chocolates you'll know
exactly what you're gonna get. Life isn't like that in Forrest
Gump, however, which is one of the reasons why this movie divided
appreciative audiences from hard-hearted critics like few others before
it. Audiences responded to the Frank Capra-style sentimentality of this
warm-hearted tale of a good ol' American boy making his way in the world
without ever losing his pure and simple innocence. Forrest Gump displays all the craftsmanship of one of Hollywood's
most inventive directors and features a central performance from an actor
renowned for his total commitment to every role. Thanks to Robert Zemeckis
and Tom Hanks, even the most cynical critic will find it hard not to shed
at least one tear. The soundtrack
is great, too.
On the DVD: another good two-disc set gives fans of Gump
and budding filmmakers alike plenty to enjoy. The anamorphic picture and
Dolby Surround on Disc 1 do full justice to Zemeckis' vision. Disc 2 has the usual making of documentary (30
some neat featurettes on the production and sound design and the many
special effects shots (including how they made Gary Sinise lose his legs).
All in all this is a worthwhile package.
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