To mark its 20th anniversary, “Forrest Gump” is returning to theaters (this time in IMAX) for a one-week re-release starting September 5th.
But please don’t let a super-sized screen, nor that Best Picture Oscar (over “Pulp Fiction,” for crying out loud!), nor that $600 million-plus box office take convince you that “Gump" is anything but a treacly mediocrity. While it has moments of sweetness and charm, it is absurdly overrated.
Yes, it features a solid slate of actors — Tom Hanks, Sally Field, Gary Sinise, Robin Wright, Mykelti Williamson and Haley Joel Osment, but the film just lets them wallow in a syrupy mush of Americana.Read More
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