Forrest Gump won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1994, beating out Pulp Fiction and The Shawshank Redemption. After 20 years and much reflection, it’s hard to believe the voters went this way.
Because at its core, Forrest Gump is an absolutely deranged piece of cinema. And I’m saying that as someone who genuinely likes the film. It’s just, well, I never realized some of Gump’s biggest flaws until this honest trailer went went scorched-earth all over it.
Man, did Jenny ever suck. Forrest never should have stopped running far, far away from her. Really one of the worst and morally bankrupt characters in movie history.
One thing the movie did nail: the lax academic standards in high-level SEC football.
[H/T: Screen Junkies]