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Hey, one time is all it takes. You never know what you're, get," goes the most recognisable line from, It's hard to believe that it's 24 years old this year and the. My very-pointed-and-jaded summary of Forrest Gump, a film that I hated: “If you’re a moron and do what your mother tells you to do, you’ll end up fine, but if you live your life the way you want to, you’ll die of AIDS.” Anyway, the disease Jenny passed on to Forrest … Featured Image Credit: Paramount Pictures, Topics: Death, Entertainment, TV and Film, forrest gump, tom hanks, I'm Becky - a journalist at LADbible. And here's something else that blew our mind - among the kids who greeted Gump with ridicule on the school bus were Tom Hanks' daughter Elizabeth and and Zemeckis' son Alexander. In the follow-up novel Gump and Co, while Forrest played professional football Jenny passes away. here's a scene where Forrest is in Washington, DC after returning from Vietnam and he's approached by a reporter. Per Roth, the Forrest Gump sequel had more dark subtext beyond the HIV/AIDS plot line. What a film. , Jenny befriends young Forrest and their bond seems to be a deep one. Forrest Gump's climax explains the opening premise and builds to two major reveals. After meeting up yet again, and introducing Forrest to his son, Jenny tells him she is sick with an 'unknown virus' and the three move back to Greenbow, Alabama. In 1976, Jenny returns home to Alabama and has sex with Forrest but takes off again. So there was a big conflict.". It is ambiguous. Head over to our page on CBC Music for new episodes, playlists and video extras. Portrayed by Robin Wright, the character endures traumatic experiences as a child, and later becomes associated with the counter-culture movement in '70s San Francisco. This stayed in the film because the director, Robert Zemeckis, loved it so much that he allowed it to be used. Many believed that she died from HIV/AIDS but according to World Lifestyle, Jenny didn't get HIV/AIDS until after she gave birth to Forrest Jr. @media (max-width:767px){.css-4n1las{display:none;}}More Like This@media (min-width:768px){.css-1s8mc50{display:none;}}More Like This. People call me Forrest Gump'. Liverpool Residents To Be Regularly Tested For Coronavirus In First Whole City Testing, Takeaway Pints And Alcohol Sales Banned Under Second Lockdown Rules, Isabelle Fuhrman Is Returning To Play Esther In Orphan Prequel Film, Teenager Who Only Ate Chicken Nuggets And Chips For 15 Years Finds Help From Hypnotist, Gym Owner Refuses To Close As England Enters Second Lockdown. Sounds plausible. that fans of the film continue to debate - specifically how Forrest's childhood sweetheart, Jenny Curran, died. People call me Forrest Gump'. The go-to source for comic book and superhero movie fans. In Winston Groom written novel, Jenny did not die. George: Was Jenny's death AIDS-related? The crew liked the look of him and asked him to fill the role - and like most of us would in that position, he said yes. Three, two, one, lift off! Robert Zemeckis' 1994 film centers on Forrest's life accomplishments, but the story is grounded by his unconditional love for Jenny. What's the true cause of death for Jenny Curran in Forrest Gump? And so movie fans are left with Forrest Gump, a '90s classic that does indeed cover many historical events but ultimately settles on Jenny's legacy. Many believed that she died from HIV/AIDS but. out that this role wasn't played by an actor, but a tourist who was just passing by. ), The film sees the pair reunite years later in a bar, where, and we learn she was kicked out of school for some raunchy photographs - which Forrest discovers via, Some years later, Jenny visits Forrest and slips into his bedroom one night and BAM - n. s on the scene. One scene involved Hanks' character riding in the back of O.J. Find Out Why, Rick Mercer on Annoying Canadian Stereotypes. It's hard to believe that it's 24 years old this year and the movie's status as a beloved classic only seems to intensify as time goes on. director, Robert Zemeckis, loved it so much that he allowed it to be used. Q.V. Although I will say, it is fairly obvious AIDS was in the minds of the movie makers when they wrote the script. He reveals that the Forrest Gump sequel was actually going to open with the revelation that Forrest Jr. had AIDS, the result of acquiring the disease from his mother, Jenny. During an interview (via Yahoo Entertainment) about the film's 25th anniversary, Roth discussed the details of a sequel that was cancelled after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001. However, there's one standout issue that fans of the film continue to debate - specifically how Forrest's childhood sweetheart, Jenny Curran, died. They bond as young children and then separate as young adults because of the Vietnam War. Some years later, Jenny visits Forrest and slips into his bedroom one night and BAM - next thing we know Forrest Gump Jr. is on the scene. He's also the founding editor at Vague Visages, and has contributed to RogerEbert.com and Fandor. Robert Zemeckis On Jenny’s Death In ‘Forrest Gump’, George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight In Haiti: Special Episode, Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson and Janick Gers, Chris Martin on Viva la Vida and Listening to Critics, BEST STORY EVER: How Ian Tyson Turned On Bob Dylan (Who Turned On The Beatles), GST S4: Episode 108 — Anna Maria Tremonti, Conversations With Big Thinkers And World Changers, BEST STORY EVER: Mayor Naheed Nenshi Flies a Fighter Jet, ROAD STORY: Corb Lund’s Close Call… With A Tornado, These Musicians — Sam Roberts, K-OS, Serena Ryder & More — Love CBC Radio. The nature of Jenny's death Of course, our hero remains unaware his son exists for some years, as Jenny leaves quietly the next morning. Need more Strombo Show? Jenny Curran, was born on July 16th, 1945 (the day the first atomic weapon in history was detonated in Alamogordo, NM) in Taylor, Arkansas.. More: Forrest Gump Goes To Space With An Ape Called Sue In The Original Novel. Roth also notes that he wrote a comedically dark scene involving Florida kids that refused to attend the same school as Forrest Jr.: "We had a funny sequence where they were [desegregation] busing in Florida at the same time, so people were angry about either the busing, or [their] kids having to go to school with the kid who had AIDS. Last updated 5:56 PM, Saturday June 16 2018 GMT+1. Unconvinced? We didn't want that to be, you know, the issue. You never know what you're gonna get," goes the most recognisable line from Forrest Gump and oh, how we loved it. This stayed in the film. Simpson's Ford Bronco during the infamous 1994 freeway chase in Los Angeles, and another scene had Forrest ballroom dancing with Princess Diana (who tragically passed away in 1997). Is it dusty in here? We never said it in the movie. She was raised by her father, a farmer, who physically and sexually abused Jenny and her sisters. (Surely no one can forget the 'run, Forrest, r, un' line in response to her bestie being bullied - it's still heartbreaking every time you watch it. Jenny's true cause of death was long rumored to be associated with either HIV/AIDS or Hepatitis C due to the early '80s setting and the character's lifestyle from years prior. Hough is a Screen Rant staff writer. Is it dusty in here? 30.1m) - well it definitely paid off for him. In 2019, Forrest Gump screenwriter Eric Roth confirmed that Jenny did indeed die from HIV/AIDS complications. Robert: It could have been, but it didn't matter. Another fun fact - there's a scene where Forrest is in Washington, DC after returning from Vietnam and he's approached by a reporter. The pair finally marry but she dies a year later. Tom Hanks Helped Pay For Some Of Forrest Gump Production, Tom Hanks won an Oscar award for the film after he ad-libbed the line: 'My, name is Forrest Gump. At school, Jenny befriends young Forrest and their bond seems to be a deep one. He only accepted percentage points which in the end. What a film. Ok, let's take you back. The pair finally marry but she dies a year later. (Surely no one can forget the 'run, Forrest, run' line in response to her bestie being bullied - it's still heartbreaking every time you watch it.).

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