Forrest Gump Blu Ray

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If you read the label on a box of chocolates you'll know exactly what you're gonna get. Life isn't like that in Forrest Gump, however, which is one of the reasons why this movie divided appreciative audiences from hard-hearted critics like few others before it. Audiences responded to the Frank Capra-style sentimentality of this warm-hearted tale of a good ol' American boy making his way in the world without ever losing his pure and simple innocence. Critics, however, were made uneasy by the apparently reactionary subtext to the parallel lives of Forrest and his girlfriend... Jenny. Her fate, contrasted with his, suggests a triumph for plain ol' American values over dangerous freethinking hippies and liberals. Whether the movie is just unadulterated sentiment or right-wing propaganda, one thing at least was acknowledged by all: that Forrest Gump displays all the craftsmanship of one of Hollywood's most inventive directors and features a central performance from an actor renowned for his total commitment to every role. Thanks to Robert Zemeckis and Tom Hanks, even the most cynical critic will find it hard not to shed at least one tear by the end of this undeniably engrossing movie. The soundtrack is great, too. --Mark Walker [show more]

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Released
29 April 2013
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Blu Ray 
Publisher
Paramount Home Entertainment 
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142 minutes 
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Robert Zemeckis' award-winning fable about the American dream. Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) is a good-natured but simple man. As he recounts his home-spun words of wisdom, he reminisces on his life's progress, from crippled child to decorated military hero, illustrating how America has changed over the years. Also starring Sally Field and Robin Wright Penn. The film won six Oscars, including Best Film, Best Actor, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Please note this is a region B Blu-ray and will require a region B or region free Blu-ray player in order to play.  "Life is like a box of chocolates... you never know what you're gonna get." Tom Hanks gives an astonishing performance as Forrest, an everyman whose simple innocence comes to embody a generation. Alongside his mamma (Sally Field), his best friend Bubba (Mykelti Williamson), and his favourite girl Jenny (Robin Wright), Forrest has a ringside seat for the most memorable events of the second half of the 20th century. Winner of six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (Robert Zemeckis), and Best Actor (Tom Hanks), FORREST GUMP remains one of the great movie triumphs of all time. Actors Tom Hanks, Sally Field, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, Robin Wright Penn, Ian Hart, Siobhan Fallon & Haley Joel Osment Director Robert Zemeckis Certificate 12 years and over Year 1994 Screen Widescreen 2.35:1 Languages English - DTS-HD Master Audio (5.1) Additional Languages French; German; Italian; Spanish Subtitles English; French; German; Danish; Italian; Swedish; Norwegian; Spanish; Finnish; Dutch; English for the hearing impaired Duration 2 hours and 21 minutes (approx)

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