Forrest is a simple man with a low IQ and limited mental abilities but his good intentions take him through business adventures, important historical events, military success and a jogging craze.
Despite being challenged intellectually, Forrest finds a way to accomplishment that people with much bigger potential never seem to find but all this is irrelevant as Forrest only cares about Jenny.
The events of the film are viewed through the eyes of a mentally challenged main character who is often confused by the complexities of his time. His accidental success is in sharp contrast to everyone he crosses paths with, from Lieutenant Dan who is left crippled, to Jenny who dies as a result of her disregard for the dangers of situations.
Critics will argue that Zemeckis’s message is that only in America can someone who invests so little effort and has so little effort to invest to begin with can achieve so much success by chance, while those who try much harder and are blessed with far more power and capability fail miserably.
Be the case as it may, Forrest Gump remains one of the greatest films of its time and it continues to be relevant and relatable for the future generations to come.