After watching the movie, do you have more questions than answers? Let me help you find the hidden meaning behind the movie Forrest Gump and also explain what the movie’s ending means.
Forrest Gump is the best example of the perfect movie. 6 “Oscars”, earned by the picture, may well prove this. And their film deserved not for the support of “non-traditional values” and the use of different national groups of actors, but for a really touching story and its amazing visualization. It is difficult to find even one moment in Forrest Gump that is not worthy of the highest praise. That is why such films need to be watched, analyzed, enjoyed and sincerely cried. If you are not familiar with it, then be sure to look, and then in this article you will be able to get acquainted with the meaning of the plot and the ending. Not that they were very hidden from the audience, but still.
What is the movie “Forrest Gump” about?
The film tells us about a mentally handicapped man named Forrest Gump. He clearly stands out from other people. Even at school, he was often mocked, laughed at, but he was able to retain the most sincere kindness in himself. In addition, we see that Forrest is quite diligent in terms of any job that is offered to him. It is evident that he does everything with all his heart. And it’s really huge.
School behind – Forrest enters the university. It would seem that he will be a real outcast, because his mental abilities can become a real obstacle. But Forrest stands out from the background of another – sports. The young man runs very fast, which surprises everyone around. No one can keep up with Forrest during American football games. From the stands they shout loudly: “Forrest, run!”, Which becomes for the hero a kind of slogan for later life. Running for him is an action that should never stop. Not for a second is Forrest ready to stop. He literally runs past all the horrors and hardships of life.
After that, Forrest ends up in Vietnam, where the fighting takes place. A man saves his squad, which earns the title of hero. After the war, he becomes a millionaire, earning from catching shrimp. Everywhere Forrest has time, because he runs (in a figurative sense).
Throughout the story there is a love line with Jenny. Here Forrest does not always succeed, but even in the most difficult situations he remains a gentleman. Gradually, we come to the end of the story, in which Forrest finally finds his happiness, for which the entire film ran.
The meaning of the movie “Forrest Gump”
The film shows us not just the life of a person with a mental disability. Forrest is more than just a sick man. In him we see a real desire to love and live for others. Every stage of his life characterizes him perfectly. At school, he is sincerely kind, at the university he is strong and independent, in war he is brave and courageous, and in love he is gentle and sensual. It seems that he is just a perfect person in every sense.
But all this is not easy for him. He is working hard on himself to become something more than he was originally. Every aspect of his life is underpinned by a heavy history of development and improvement. And it will not be forgotten that at first the young man, and then the man, has problems with development. That is, it was initially much harder for him than for his peers. That’s just he wiped their nose in all possible aspects.
With the help of Forrest Gump, we learn understanding, compassion, diligence. This is not to say that Forrest’s success appeared like a piano in the bushes. Perhaps this character is one of the strongest and deepest in all world cinema. His work (both on the part of the screenwriter, and on the part of the actor (Tom Hanks), and even on the part of the director) is amazing. It can be seen that absolutely everyone involved in the filming of the film put the best particles of their soul into it. This is what the film does and not only Forrest Gump is one of the best movies in the world.
Surely, the creators wanted to show us an imperfect-ideal person in the best sense of this phrase. Forrest is ill, not physically, but mentally. But that doesn’t stop him from being successful. He does everything so that his life does not stop at anything. I would like to describe this character and his motives even more deeply, but it’s better to look here. Words cannot always say what the inner world of a person will formulate. That is why watching the movie is strictly required!