FORREST GUMP is another of those American films that Americans seem to love while I feel like I'm missing out on something obvious. I fear that time hasn't been too kind to it since; I'm very much a fan of old-fashioned heartwarmers like IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, but I found this cheesy and far too obviously sentimental. I mean, the scenes in which Gump are inserted into history are very funny, of course, and it's nice to see Tom Hanks playing a very different kind of role. But everything else? Give me a break!