PARENTAL GUIDANCE SUGGESTED
Although I try to keep my reviews for a general audience
It would be very difficult to do so with this movie.
I watched Forrest Gump after seeing that it was available on Netflix.
It was on my watching list of movies which had very good visual effects work, so I decided I would go ahead and check it out.
My Synopsis: The movie is essentially about a man with Asberger Syndrome who spends his life trying to get out of the friend zone with his friend Jenny,
and overcoming many obstacles and gaining different achievements along the way.
Due to a spinal abnormality a family doctor, provides him with leg braces to help him walk, the leg braces are kept on longer than what they should have been and it causes the muscles in his legs to allow him to run at abnormally fast speeds, and long distances.
My Opinion on the movie:
High points of the movie
The movie had a very interesting plot and had a lot of historical references which were very fun to watch, visual effects work was kinda of hokey at times but considering this was made in the nineties it was very elaborate for the time.
The movie did a fairly good job at showing Forrest Gump's progression through his life, and it was very inspiring to those who are struggling with different Cognitives differences.
Low points of the movie
This movie although inspiring as it is, definitely is not intended for a young audience
which really is quite a shame, because if they would have left out the Sex,Drugs,and Foul Language it would have made for a really good family movie.
First example, of what really hurt this from being a family friendly movie
Forrest Gump's IQ was 5 points to low to be enrolled in regular High school so his mother
makes arrangements with the principal of the school to look passed his score in exchange for one night with her, a young Forrest in shown outside the house while "noise" is heard inside their home.
They also have other various scenes where both men and women are scantily clad, they also make references to Child molestation, very vague reference to Aids/HIV, and other topics you might not be ready to explain to your little ones.
This movie barely makes the PG-13 rating and is more closer to an R rating then most other PG-13 movies.
My final rating for this movie would be a 1.5/5
I hate giving it such a low score because it had a lot of potential.
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