Friday, August 1, 2014

31 Days of Film - Day 1: Favorite Film

This is quite possibly one of the best movies of all time. I have a lot of favorites, and it could be that if you ask me again tomorrow I will give you a completely different answer. It all depends on my mood, but I think a lot of my family and friends would answer with this film as my favorite. I LOVE Tom Hanks in almost everything I've seen him in (the exception is his portrayal of Walt Disney, he's not even close!) and Forrest Gump is by far his best character.

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!


  1. mmm... I really should watch this someday.

    1. you haven't seen it?! you are missing out!

  2. Haha apparently, nope never have