This film's narrative is done very well. The narration is done by the protagonist, Forrest Gump. It cuts back and forth between present and past as he retells is life story while waiting at a bus stop. The narrative takes us from Gump's childhood and brings us all the way to the present day where he is at the bus stop. The way the narrative is told is an extremely effective way to convey the story.
A film that is grossly offensive to those with cognitive handicaps, Tom Hanks plays and ugly bumbling caricature in an implausible butchering of historical events. It's a movie with a level of clever writing and some interesting shots, but it's overpowered but just how goddamn stupid it is conceptually.