Starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright and Gary Sinise
Screenplay by Eric Roth, from the Novel by Winston Groom
Forrest Gump is probably not the worst film to ever win Best Picture. After all, it’s hard to be the worst when films like Cavalcade, Gigi and Around the World In 80 Days all took the top prize. But just because it’s not the worst, it’s victory might just be the most egregiously wrong in Academy history.
After all, to get the crown, Gump had to overcome two other classic movies – Pulp Fiction and The Shawshank Redemption – but even taking those two out of the equation, it’s still not nearly as good as the two other movies left in the race, Quiz Show and Four Weddings and a Funeral. Quite simply, Forrest Gump might not be the worst to win Best Picture, but it’s easily one of the creakiest. Continue reading