Forrest Gump

Posted: November 16, 2013 in Movies, Op-ed, Reviews
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When I was a kid, one of my favorite things to do was sit on the couch with my mom and eat popcorn and watch movies. Many films that we watched on those lazy days have gone on to become some of my favorite films as I’ve gotten old enough to really understand them. Forrest Gump came out at a time in my life when I was way too young to understand just how deep it was but like many other films, I knew it was special and that I liked it.

It’s a really heartwarming film that anyone can relate to in some way or another. Even before I really understood all of the subtle, and not so subtle, tones in the movie I always loved watching it. It’s another one of those movies that really grew with me over the years, with me gaining a deeper understanding with each viewing. I still to this day pick up nuances and references when I watch it. The older I get it seems that the sad moments become more meaningful as well.

As I have said before my mom is solely responsible for my love of film. She always had a knack for letting me watch films that were outside of my realm of understanding almost knowing it would be beneficial. It is something for which I’m incredibly thankful as well. Exposing me to more adult oriented films, not porn get your mind out of the gutter, helped me to gain a better understanding of the ways of the world at a young age which, to me, is invaluable.

Heath

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