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Forrest Gump (2-DVD) PG-13

Life is like a box of chocolates...you never know what you're gonna get.
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 21 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: January 24, 2017
  • Originally Released: 1994
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Commentary by Robert Zemeckis, Steve Starkey and Rick Carter
    • Commentary by Wendy Finerman
    • Through the eyes of Forrest Gump-documentary
    • The magic of makeup
    • Through the ears of Forrest Gump-sound design
    • Building the sorld of Gump-production design
    • Seeing is believing-the visual effects of Forrest Gump
    • Photo gallery
    • Screen tests
    • Theatrical trailers
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French
    • Subtitles - English, French

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"Now the really good thing about meetin' the President of the United States is the food."
"My name's Forrest Gump. People call me Forrest Gump!"
  - Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks)
"Life is like a box of chocolates: you never know what you're gonna get"
  - Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks)
"Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1994 - Best Actor: Tom Hanks
Academy Awards 1994 - Best Adapted Screenplay: Eric Roth
Academy Awards 1994 - Best Director: Robert Zemeckis
Academy Awards 1994 - Best Picture

Entertainment Reviews:

Fresh72%

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Total Count: 98

Upright95%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 1,244,288
Contrasting Forrest's unassuming innocence with the upheavals and rancor of the times, the film is a wisely goofy commentary on the stupidity of smartness. Full Review
Hollywood Reporter
Jul 9, 2018
Fifty years from now, Forrest Gump will probably seem hopelessly quaint, cryptic, even ridiculous. Today, however, Gump, the much talked about summer fable starring Tom Hanks, is a tonic for an age of cancerous cynicism. Full Review
Santa Cruz Sentinel
Feb 19, 2019
Forrest Gump has layers and nuances and ironies, and it's far bleaker than it is given credit for. Just because a movie is a monster hit doesn't mean it isn't interesting. Full Review
National Review
Jul 8, 2019
FORREST GUMP is a movie heartbreaker of oddball wit and startling grace...
Rolling Stone
Jul 14, 1994
Rating: 4/4 -- Hanks' power as an actor makes us believe in Forrest. He also draws us into Forrest's mind and morality system. And he sets out a singular film persona who will be watched and loved as long as people embrace movies. Full Review
Hartford Courant
Feb 28, 2018
Rating: C -- So afraid to dredge up debate that when Forrest is handed a mic at an antiwar rally, someone unplugs the speakers so we can't hear him - fitting for a movie with nothing to say. Full Review
L.A. Weekly
Sep 3, 2014
Rating: 4/4 -- A dark and driven work, haunted by violence, cruelty and a sense of the tragically absurd. Full Review
New York Daily News
Feb 17, 2015

Product Description:

The title character leads viewers through an accidental travelogue of American social history from the early 1960s through the present in this revisionist fable. Vietnam, desegregation, Watergate, and more are presented from the perspective of Tom Hanks's loveably slow-witted Forrest Gump as he finds himself embroiled in situations he can't quite comprehend. Hanks leads an excellent cast, featuring Robin Wright Penn as Jenny, Forrest's lifelong love; Gary Sinise as the irascible Lt. Dan, his Vietnam superior; Mykelti Williamson as Bubba, a shrimp-loving soldier; and Sally Fields as his devoted mother. Robert Zemeckis's emotional, heartwarming film garnered 13 Academy Award nominations and six wins, including Best Picture, Director, Actor--Tom Hanks, and Adapted Screenplay.

Plot Synopsis:

The magical story of Forrest Gump, a sweet-natured idiot savant from rural Alabama. As he goes down the road of life, mouthing pithy and quotable homilies, he encounters luminaries such as John Lennon, Elvis Presley and JFK. But all the while he can't forget one special girl from his childhood...

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Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: July 6, 1994.
  • FORREST GUMP made more than $325 million at the domestic box office and more than $675 million worldwide.
  • The famous, oft-quoted line said by Forrest Gump in the film: "Life is like a box of chocolates," is a total reworking of the original line in the novel which reads: "Let me say this: bein' an idiot is no box of chocolates."
  • "To make Sinise appear to be a double amputee, the filmmakers relied on a combination of computer artistry, a trick wheelchair that hid Sinise's legs from the knees down and a limber actor... Sinise did suffer a minor leg injury while making 'Gump,' ironically during a scene in which Forrest (Tom Hanks) carries him out of the Vietnam jungle. 'My inner thigh kept bouncing on his shoulder. It was like taking a jackhammer to it,' says Sinise. 'I developed a huge contusion and couldn't bend my leg to get into the wheelchair.'" -- USA TODAY, July 7, 1994

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 4,172
  • UPC: 032429256911
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