travelingintexas 41M
12/18/2005 6:45 pm

Feather floats from the top of the computer monitor to the bottom!

OK. I am watching Forrest Gump now. I can't stand Jenny. I just can't. She was an evil, vile horrible woman that misused the love Forest offered her and wasted the moments they could have shared.

Do you realize, that there wouldn't have been a movie, if Jenny hadn't been evil? If she had acknolwedged Forrest boundless love for her, then its a completely different story. Does it sell? Nope. Probably not and we don't get to peek in on all the things Forrest does. But who are we to want Forest to be miserable because we want to see him play ping pong.

I say screw ping pong, Jenny needs to wake up and realize what she has. Why the constant searching? Her constant searching had her ending up dead.


Shrimp Boats versus Jenny! Even that makes me sick. He named every boat after the woman he loved. Every one! What is wrong with this woman?

All he could do was wonder how she was spending her life while she threw it away in the search of nothing.

All poor Forrest wanted was to please Jenny on a daily basis. It was the whole foundation of his exsistance. I am so upset I can't even think straight right now.

I Hate Jenny!

And that's all I have to say about that!

EroGenOusKitty 41F

12/18/2005 9:10 pm

**Hi D... Just left you a comment on your "moving on"

Take care you... Ero

rm_goddess1946 106F
13518 posts
12/18/2005 9:42 pm

What if the lesson was not about the evils of Jenny...but rather,
about Forrest's ability to LOVE UNCONDITIONALLY.

Forrest Gump was love in motion. He was also kind and compassionate.
He did not judge and he accepted others as graciously and lovingly
as he accepted himself. He respected all of life and was brilliant
in his simplicity. He said what he meant and he meant what he said and he was as solid as a rock. He chose solitude when he knew that he needed it (when he ran) and as he lived in the light of his courage and inner wisdom, others followed him (when he was running, for instance). And then ..one day...he just *knew* that it was time for him to stop running...and he did. He danced to the beat of his own drummer and his heartbeat was that of love. He was a blessing to all that he met and was blessed in return in many ways.

As far as Jenny was concerned.....
The bottom line is: He chose to love Jenny...just as we choose who
we will love..including ourselves. No matter what happened or how she acted out in her lack of love for herself and/or him and/or others, he loved her. He let her be exactly who she was and continued to love her unconditionally, yet he did not give up himself or his peace of mind in the process. He was amazing.

It is easy to love those who are loveable..........
The real test is can you love the unloveable? I learned long ago
that the ones who are the hardest to love are the ones who really
need to be loved the most. Life is like that...it shines light on
the challenges....and life is full of unloveable moments.

As for me, I loved Forrest Gump. I loved everything about him and
I loved the movie too. Did you know that the movie almost didn't get
made? Tom Hanks and others chipped in at the last minute as money
ran out. They took a piece of the action; and in the big picture, they came out way ahead of what they would have cashed in for if they had demanded to be paid and had not chosen to *make* the film happen.

Amazing film. I loved it.

Just a little food for thought.............
If you really want to be happy, nobody can stop you...

oldman1776 78M
3164 posts
12/18/2005 9:55 pm

Trav you do get into your movies.

bulging_boy 49M

12/18/2005 10:47 pm


If you stop finding Jenny's you'll stop feeling like Forrest.

but Run Trav! Run!

tillerbabe 55F

12/18/2005 10:53 pm

But....but..he SPLOOGED on her!

(like peas and carrots..)

rm_PurryKitty2 48M/50F
9753 posts
12/19/2005 4:27 am

In the end Jenny was good which shows even evil people can change.


starlight_runner 39F

12/19/2005 8:25 am

she ate all his choclates

rm_goddess1946 106F
13518 posts
12/19/2005 10:46 am

well Trav......Jenny's character was not put into the script to let your buttons be untapped in one way or another. Sad to say that there are alot of *Jennys* on planet Earth. They can be a lesson and a test.

Frankly, there were points in times in the movie when I wanted to
smack her also and then the accepting love energy of Forrest made everything else seem so unimportant in the big picture. He wasn't a wimp about it either. He knew exactly who he was.
When Jenny pushed my buttons, I questioned what was it within me that caused me to react as I did to Forrests pure and selfless love seemingly not being appreciated or returned. I've since answered those questions for myself and have learned that you can't make someone love you. Everyone just is where they are and yet love it what it is too...especially when it is unconditional.

That brings me back to something that is written in the course in Miracles that sez: Do you want to be right or do you want to be happy? Forrest wanted to be happy and he was in spite of everything and everybody. I think that might have been part of why I adored his character so much.

BTW, I appreciate your movie reviews and all thoughts, Trav {=}

Just a little food for thought.............
If you really want to be happy, nobody can stop you...

onelittlesecret 33M
1579 posts
12/19/2005 11:12 am

reading through blogland...

the emotion it stirs up...

this is such an appropriate post for me today...

I hate the monster in me...

and so does everyone else...

so why does the world, and especially women, always ask for me to bring it out...

does no one understand how simple it works...?

Forrest Gump does have a happy ending...

but it’s so hard to see it in real life...

you know how’d I feel while living Forrest’s life...

supposedly so full...


And I wonder if Forrest felt the same way...

clinging to any shallow distractions...

and perhaps the fleeting happiness in the moment...


that’s my defense too...

DTduzDallas 50F

12/19/2005 11:58 am

Once she "grew up" and let go of the drugs she realized how much he meant to her. I think. No excuse, just making a valid observation.

rm_JUSTsex4me 36F
185 posts
12/19/2005 12:16 pm

Once she "grew up" and gave up the drugs and realized she was dying she just needed someone to take care of her in her last days. I agree...i hate her too!

DTduzDallas 50F

12/19/2005 12:33 pm

One More Day

Hiding are you? lol

rm_goddess1946 106F
13518 posts
12/19/2005 1:40 pm

Yes, observation well embraced....and that could translate to:
anyone that can not be controled...must be *outofcontrol*...and
that is when the *projection* dance begins.

No hammering here...I believe that you are uncovering gems and encouraging others to do the same for themselves as intense emotion came up in you and you were willing to share that with us. I think
that we all do have a bit of that within us...especially when it comes to children and loved ones. Often times we want something more for them than they want it for themselves; and in truth, it is about simply loving them and honoring them to be big enough and smart enough to come full circle in their own time. Unconditionally.

Leading by example...noting how we treat ourselves and how we teach others to treat us in the process speaks loudly...even with it is whispered from a loving place in the heart.

My truth is that everyone does the very best that they can at any point in time with the information that they have in light of the
decisions they make. Guess that makes it all perfect in it's perfect
time..huh Trav? Appreciating your truth and wishing you the most glorious and lovingly accepting Holidays bigger than Texas {=}

Just a little food for thought.............
If you really want to be happy, nobody can stop you...

frenchie_girl 58F

12/19/2005 3:35 pm

I always felt Jenny was a bit of a loser but then again the chick in your blog under I LIED makes Jenny look like a saint. I can't figure out if she was lieing about lieing(sp) or lieing about telling the truth but at least Jenny just kept leaving she never lied to Forrest.

frenchie_girl 58F

12/19/2005 3:41 pm

Goddess, I must say that you surely do make one think.

sillyperv 54M

12/19/2005 3:53 pm

I don't want anyone to take this excessively personal, but you're all out of your fucking minds!
Forrest Gump is a moronic movie.
It's entire point is - If you are a moron you'll be superstar athlete, meet the President, become rich and get the babe - life will be wonderful.
On the other hand, if you have any ambition that is not conformist or corporate and have even slightest concept that there is more to life than an accountants bottom line, you will degrade yourself, never embrace love and die of AIDS - your life will be shit.
This may be true in Texas, it's not in the rest of the world.
I hate Forrest. He should stuff chocolates up his nose.
And I hate the Truman Show even more!
Redemption is terrific.
I want to thank you for the opportunity to finally get this off my chest.
Good day.
(I want to mention that my opening line is said with love in my heart.)

impish_pixie 54F
6867 posts
12/19/2005 4:50 pm

Oh damn Trav. You missed Jenny completely. You didn't look deeper hun. (and I'm surprised at the other's who completely missed it too...)

Let's take a momentary trip down Jenny lane...do you recall the scene in which she and Forrest are sitting in the tree and she very poignantly tells him she wishes she was a bird so she could fly away, and then later when he walks her home and her Father screams for her? Even Forrest knew something wasn't right there. Trav darlin, little Jenny was a child who lived with a monster - she lost her innocense early to her Father. It is so apparent that she was sexually and physically abused by her Father. Think about it...it's the ultimate betrayal done to a child by someone who's supposed to love and protect her. It's very, very common for "AMAC's" (Adults Moletsted As Children) to act out their lives perpetually searching for "love" in the only way they know how, and, at the same time be completely afraid of a good, honest, "clean" love that might come into their lives. How could she accept the beauty of Forrest's love when she knew herself to be so "dirty"? Does that make sense?

Don't fool yourself into thinking that she didn't love Forrest - he was her anchor. To whom did she run each time? Forrest. Because he was the only good thing in her life. And while she recognized it - she could not allow herself to accept it. The drugs, the other men, the abusive relationships, all just used to numb her battered soul. UNTIL...the moment came in her life when she found it harder to live with the demons than it was to find the courage to face them down - and trust me Trav - it takes real courage.

So...please don't judge little Jenny so harshly - look upon her with different eyes and see the pain, see the beautiful child that she was before the monster betrayed her. See that she did the best she could in regards to Forrest - perhaps selfishly - but also a bit protectively. Remember how beautifully she did love him once she was able to.

And lastly...remember....there are lots of "demon's" in this world, so when you see a child who could be a "Jenny" - be her (or his) Angel. Reach out your arms and help.

Blessed Be darlin...and Merry Christmas!

I make mistakes, I am out of control & at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best. ~Marilyn

sillyperv 54M

12/20/2005 8:49 am

I just want to apologize for swearing on your blog. I swear, it bothered me all night. Sorry.
Oh, and now that I think about it, Forest Gump isn't moronic, it's evil!

rm_luke69iner 48M
3275 posts
12/20/2005 1:27 pm

Great discussion on this. Half the times I've rewatched this movie I've skipped watching the ending.

S'io credesse che mia risposta fosse
A persona che mai tornasse al mondo,
Questa fiamma staria senza piu scosse.
Ma perciocche giammai di questo fondo
Non torno vivo alcun, s'i'odo il vero,
Senza tema d'infamia ti rispondo

kats60 56F

12/20/2005 2:41 pm

i think you sound like you might be a nice guy!! the romance part got ya! hmmm

TTigerAtty 62M

12/20/2005 3:41 pm

Trav ... Not much left to be said here. You and others have done an excellent job. I could watch this move once a month and still enjoy it! A classic! Well, I guess I'll have another Dr. Pepper!

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