Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Movie Quote of the Week: Forrest Gump

The movie of this week is Forrest Gump. The movie (and originally, book) is based on a man named Forrest Gump, who has below-average intelligence. He travels through life unaware of the way he is influencing others and teh history of the world around him. While Forrest is portrayed as dumb, I tend to think that the idea of the movie was to portray him as very practical: he understands what is important, and everything else is just details. I have loved this movie since it came out (I was only 14!), and would highly recommend NetFlixing it if you haven't seen it.

Also, I have decided that "Movie" quote of the week is a bit too limiting - I'm going to switch to just a Quote of the Week next week. Sound good? Okay.

And, the quotes:
"Mama always said life was like a box a chocolates, never know what you're gonna get."
"My Mama always said you've got to put the past behind you before you can move on."
And, my favorite: "I don't know if we each have a destiny, or if we're all just floatin' around accidental-like on a breeze. But I, I think maybe it's both."

If you haven't, go see this movie. It's fantastic.


2 Classy Comments:

The Over-Thinker said...

I love this movie. And that quote?
So, so good. Pair that with the fact that it was said by Tom Hanks....perfection :)

Good & Crazy said...

It's also very long.

Every time it comes on TV, i think great. I'll DVR it and then when i go to watch it. I never make it to the end, too dang long!! ha ha.

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