Forrest Gump

One of the greatest movies of all time is Forrest Gump with Tom Hanks.  This film tells the story of one man’s life and how he affected the world and the people around him.  There are several historical events in the movie that are directly related to the protagonist, Forrest.

The story begins with Forrest as a young boy starting his first year of school.  It is clear that the boy is different from his peers and it proves difficult for Forrest to make friends.  Despite his differences, he befriends a young girl named Jenny.  The movie follows the two through college where they go their separate ways, and occasionally bump into each other throughout adulthood.

We see Forrest happen upon many historical events like the Black Panther Party, Watergate, and War in Vietnam, among others.

This movie will tug at your heart and bring a smile to your face.  Simpleminded Forrest’s kind heart and innocent spirit will entertain generations to come.