Forrest Gump (1994)

Forrest Gump Quote: “Stupid is as stupid does.” – Forrest Gump

We all agree that these are pretty turbulent times. Appropriately, it was with great anticipation that we circled our calendar for the 1994 Oscar-winning juggernaut, #ForrestGump. Commissioned by listener Joshua R, the film that solidified Tom Hanks as an American Icon was a welcomed respite from the cynical nature of today’s movies.

Kevin Bracket of Reel Spoilers joins Rog & Big D on a nostalgia trip through what some have called “a baby-boomer version of Disney’s America.” Kevin swoons over the double-disc soundtrack while Big D questions whether the song selections were too “Randy Newman-like” for his taste. Rog discloses his desire to go forth on an adventure with just his thoughts. All three hosts proclaim Sally Field deserved an award for her performance.

So, lace up those tennis shoes and take a piece of chocolate from the box. It’s time for the latest episode of STM.

Plot Summary: “Forrest Gump” Slow-witted Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) has never thought of himself as disadvantaged, and thanks to his supportive mother (Sally Field), he leads anything but a restricted life. Whether dominating on the gridiron as a college football star, fighting in Vietnam, or captaining a shrimp boat, Forrest inspires people with his childlike optimism. But one person Forrest cares about most may be the most difficult to save — his childhood love, the sweet but troubled Jenny (Robin Wright).

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1 Response

  1. Reuben Pace says:

    I’ve been listening to you guys for so long and have loved your reviews but this week I don’t understand what happened – the podcast started with Big D preparing to tear into this film and seemed to cave under pressure from Joshua’s back story and Kevin’s lyrical waxing about a very poor film (refer Unspooled podcast where Paul and Amy got it right – it has no place in the top 100) – this film isn’t worthy of being anywhere near predator or alien – bring back Ashley – she would have done this right and not bent to peer pressure – btw I’ll still keep listening – everyone’s gonna get it wrong sometime (and you did with this one)
    – ru from Melbourne Australia

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