A lot of people see this film as a comedy, or a dramady, and it IS funny. It has to be because the true subject matter is so serious and sad! Forrest is a symbol of hope and courage and heart. The film is such an encouragement to all viewers of every background/walk of life.
The cast is perfection, I mean who doesn't love Gary Sinise as Lt. Dan Taylor? Sally Fields as Mama Gump?
It's quotable, it's got a lot of great sight gags as well as some pretty incredible technology for the time that it was shot in (the way they splice him into history!). I love how they put him into some of our culture's greatest historic moments and yet it's still believable!
It's fun, it's quirky, it'll make you cry. And if it doesn't, well, then... you're just heartless. (I mean *I* get choked up and I'm dead inside!)
44 days till Disneyland!