Tony’s Blog – Forrest Gump Is 20

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Another year, another way I feel old.

The movie Forrest Gump turns 20 this year & it’s really sparked some vivid memories for me. First off, I know it’s manipulative & a little ham-handed, but I still love it. In 1994 when it came out, we had only been living in San Diego for about a year. My younger brother was staying with us & he went with us to see it. I teared up a few times during the movie (yes, I’m a big softie when it comes to movies) but I was especially moved by the scene where Forrest discovers he has a son & he’s terrified that he’s “like him.” I really shed a few tears & I remember turning my head because I knew my brother would rip me if he caught me. I also recall the music being so good that we left the theatre & immediately walked upstairs in the strip mall & bought the soundtrack. It’s funny how a simple movie, even 20 years later, can inspire such strong memories & feelings. What’s an older movie that has that effect on you?

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