I’ve decided I can watch “Forrest Gump” anytime it is on as long as I allow myself to believe that Forrest doesn’t just have a low IQ, rather he is also either delusional or a pathological liar. Maybe both.
He never met Presidents, never went to Vietnam. He lived in Alabama his whole life and made shit up.
The game is figuring out what is real. Every story he tells is bullshit, but I think he really does go and see Jenny and I believe they get married at the end. And “Lieutenant Dan” is there, but maybe he was his parole officer and he projected him into the stories. The rest? Unless it happened in Alabama, I think it’s all in his head. Zemeckis even clues us in when the guy at the bus stop calls out Forrest for telling “whoppers!”
Or maybe I’m just looking for an excuse to not feel bad about watching Forrest Gump.