31 Day Film Challenge: Day 2 – Your Least Favorite Film

Day 2 – Your Least Favorite Film


Forrest Gump (1994 D: Robert Zemeckis, W: Eric Roth) To me the polar opposite of It’s a Wonderful Life, Forrest Gump is the story of a life lived by accident, redeemed despite ignorance (or because of it); it’s overblown and drearily sentimental. I like Zemeckis and I even like Tom Hanks, usually, but this one just makes me put on my angry pants. I agree wholeheartedly with Jonathan Rosenbaum, who says, “Judging by the the movie’s enduring popularity, the message that stupidity is redemption is clearly what a lot of Americans want to hear. ”


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