Movie Monday

I don’t really have “Movie Mondays”, but it does sound kinds neat.

This last Monday morning I didn’t feel so great, so after worship and chores we watched Forrest Gump.

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Yes, I did fast forward (with little eyes shut) through the New Years Eve “Party“. And Yes… there were a few words here and there, but the jest of the movie is what I wanted them to come away with.

Like how positive and encouraging his mama was with him.

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She gave him such a wonderful gift. The gift of “you can do anything“.

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The boys couldn’t believe that anyone could be so cruel to another person.

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A few tears were shed when his best friend Bubba died in his arms.

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They were glad that Lieutenant Dan found God.

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JJ noticed that Forrest was wearing the shoes that Jenny gave him at the bus stop.

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Harrison wanted to know how his hair grew so fast. So we had to pause the movie (we did that a lot) and explain that that is how they show that some time has passed by!

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They liked the line “But you ain’t got no legs, Lieutenant Dan.” Shortly after he had jumped off his boat and let it drive right into the dock!

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But I think their favorite part may have been when he got to drink 15 Dr. Peppers and then told the president that he had to pee!

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I realized what a generation gap there is when my boys didn’t even know who John Lennon or Elvis Presley were.

Yikes.

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There was SO much more that we talked about together, but here were their responses after the move, when asked, “what message did you get out of it?”:

Gerrit – “Ya can’t always judge a book by it’s cover“.

JJ – “Remember that you can do anything you set your mind to“.

Harrison – “Don’t ever be mean to people with bad legs“.

Okay…

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…I think my work here is done.

If you haven’t seen it or haven’t seen it in a while, go check it out.

There are more than one good life lessons in this movie.

🙂

hi-d

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3 responses to “Movie Monday

  1. Deborah

    This is one of my all time favorites.

    This is a good one for me to tuck away for Katherine to watch on a rainy day.

    I had forgotten all about it. Its truly a wonderful movie!

  2. So cute! See – movies do have a place in educating kids and adults…hee, hee…I feel justified now. ha ha…

    hi-d (too)

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