Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump
A good natured, but simple man, Forrest Gump grows up in rural Alabama with his mother. When he meets Jenny Curran on his first day of school, he develops a lifelong, unyielding friendship. Through the years, even though Forrest’s life takes him in an opposite direction than Jenny’s, his love for her never wanes. Here are a few movie mistakes to look for while watching “Forrest Gump”.

∙ When Forrest’s mom is “entertaining” Principal Hancock in the house, the farther view of Forrest on the swing shows his hands are holding the ropes just below his shoulders. It cuts to a close-up and his hands are level with his head.

∙ On Forrest’s first day of school, he stops at the door of the bus. From the rear view of him looking in, the driver’s right hand is on the bus’s gear shift. It cuts to a front view of Forrest when he tells the driver his mama said not to take rides from strangers and her right hand is now on the lever that opens and closes the door. It cuts back to the original view when she tells him it’s the bus for school and her hand is back on the gear shift. Her hand then alternates between the gear shift and the door lever depending on the view.

∙ While under attack in Vietnam, Forrest picks up Tex and puts him over his shoulder. Forrest’s left hand is holding onto Tex’s legs. As he’s running through the jungle, the right side view shows Forrest’s left hand is holding onto Tex’s left wrist. It cuts to a front/left view and his hand is on Tex’s leg again.

∙ The view of the water when Lieutenant Dan is talking to Forrest on the boat, shows the water is calm. But when he jumps over the rail and is swimming, the water is rougher.

∙ CAUTION: May Contain Spoilers! When Forrest arrives at Jenny’s apartment and walks in, the iron is sitting upright on the ironing board in the background. When Jenny walks to the door to let Forrest Junior in, the iron is flat on the ironing board. It’s still lying flat on the ironing board after Forrest learns the little boy is his son and goes to talk to him. But, in the close-up of Jenny, the iron is upright again.

“Forrest Gump” (1994) stars Tom Hanks, Sally Field, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, Haley Joel Osment and Siobhan Fallon Hogan. It runs 142 minutes and is rated PG-13 for drug content, some sensuality and war violence.

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