For the first time since last August, I have absolutely no sports to watch on TV this weekend. There’s no college football, no pro football, and no hockey right now, so I’m just trawling through my DVD collection looking for something to help me pass the time.
Luckily, I have a few go-to movies that always draw me right in, no matter how many times I’ve seen them. Forrest Gump is one of them. I just love everything about this film, from Forrest’s characterization as an utterly decent human being to his love story with Jenny and the way he lives his life to the fullest. I love the football scenes, the running across America bit, and the ping pong tips, too. As long as the film is, I hardly ever make use of the “Skip” button on my controller when I’m watching. As far as personal favorites go, Forrest Gump ranks very, very high on my list!