“That boy sure is a runnin’ fool.”
Forrest Gump broke all sorts of box office records when it was released in the summer of 1994, which may be why people spent a lot of time digging into what they thought the film was really saying, even if it’s not what the filmmakers were actually saying. At its heart, it’s a character story about people struggling to find their paths in life, and looking back on it 20 years later, it’s still an absolutely beautiful film. Join us — Pete Wright and Andy Nelson — as we continue our Tom Hanks series with Robert Zemeckis’ Oscar-winning film, “Forrest Gump.” We talk about the rhetoric and opinions that came out shortly after the film’s release and where we each stand with those lines of thinking. We discuss the amazing performances across the board, focusing on Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, Sally Field and Hailey Joel Osment. We chat about the stunning effects work all through this film and how they’re often completely invisible, and we reveal our opinions on the Oscars that year and what we think should have won. It’s a great conversation about an unforgettable film. Tune in!