I love this movie for many reasons mainly because its an inspiring story about overcoming all odds and never back down from all the hard knocks received. Despite the disadvantage of a low intelligence, he led through his life “running”, inspires all the people that come through his life. Here is a excerpt from the movie when Forest decides to go for a “little run” that became a “long run”
Forrest Gump: That day, for no particular reason, I decided to go for a little run. So I ran to the end of the road. And when I got there, I thought maybe I’d run to the end of town. And when I got there, I thought maybe I’d just run across Greenbow County. And I figured, since I run this far, maybe I’d just run across the great state of Alabama. And that’s what I did. I ran clear across Alabama. For no particular reason I just kept on going. I ran clear to the ocean. And when I got there, I figured, since I’d gone this far, I might as well turn around, just keep on going. When I got to another ocean, I figured, since I’d gone this far, I might as well just turn back, keep right on going.
Forrest Gump: [running] I had run for 3 years, 2 months, 14 days, and 16 hours.
[he stops and turns around]
Runner: Quiet, quiet! He’s gonna say something!
Forrest Gump: [pause] I’m pretty tired………… I think I’ll go home now.