One of the best films of all time is about to disappear from Netflix. It tells the extremely touching story of a man who lives through 30 years of US history and fights for his love
“Life is like a box of chocolates.” This sentence is enough for millions of fans to remind them of one of the greatest masterpieces in movie history. Forrest Gump is a 142-minute rollercoaster ride full of love, war, anger and injustice that turns tears into a fit of laughter in a split second. The tragicomedy is available to stream on Netflix until February 14, 2024
For a short time on Netflix: Forrest Gump will make you laugh and cry for 142 minutes
Forrest Gump revolves around Forrest (Tom Hanks / Michael Conner Humphreys), who grows up in the south of the USA. Other children ostracize him because of his low IQ and scoliosis, and he only makes friends with young Jenny (Robin Wright / Hanna Hall). He has fallen in love with her when the late 20th century comes crashing down on him.
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Forrest observes the injustice of racial segregation and is drafted for military service in Vietnam. He meets John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson and John Lennon, but longs for Jenny, who is having her own tragic experiences at the same time.
The film by director Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future) is a heartfelt comedy, a sad drama and a satirical commentary on the wild historical path of the USA. But the focus is always on Forrest’s good heart, which makes you laugh or moves you to tears almost without pause.
Since its release, Forrest Gump has been celebrated as a masterpiece. In 1995, it won six Oscars, including the award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Hanks. 65,101 users have rated the film, giving it an average score of a very good 8.1 points.
Today, it enjoys the reputation of being one of the best films of the 90s. Those who know it will know it. If you don’t know it, you should stream the movie on Netflix until February 14