to think Jenny took advantage of Forrest?

(110 Posts)
OhSusanna Tue 05-Jul-16 16:34:27

She only came to him when she needed something.

I also haven't seen this movie since I was v. young and it is not suitable for children shock

SpiceOne Tue 05-Jul-16 16:38:06

YANBU. She was a massive twat.

NoCakeLeft Tue 05-Jul-16 16:40:42

YANBU
Do you think she should be arrested for sexually abusing vulnerable person?

TheNaze73 Tue 05-Jul-16 16:43:02

She should be on the register

KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Tue 05-Jul-16 16:46:56

She was complete dick.

But I said that once before on here and was totally flamed.

ArmySal Tue 05-Jul-16 16:47:09

Absolutely OP, would she have even told him about mini Forrest if she hadn't been dying?

A DNA test was definitely needed too.

OhSusanna Tue 05-Jul-16 16:48:20

Thanks for the heads-up grin

Pro: she did make sure someone would take care of Forrest jr.

NoncommittalToSparkleMotion Tue 05-Jul-16 16:48:33

Yanbu. At all.

Terrible woman.

terrible film

Anon2309 Tue 05-Jul-16 16:49:33

She probably only told him about mini Forrest because she saw him on the cover of magazines and saw he was rich

OhSusanna Tue 05-Jul-16 16:51:35

The line about the home-ec class was a bit jaw-dropping.

Who else would have taken care of Forrest jr though?

Pearlman Tue 05-Jul-16 17:07:18

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

bombayflambe Tue 05-Jul-16 17:12:30

She was terribly damaged. Forrest was the only constant in her life, but couldn't save her.
Little Forrest gave her a reason to turn her life around but it was too late.
I don't think she was likeable but she did love Forrest.
Although we (and Lieutenant Dan) saw the marriage for what it was, it was everything Forrest ever wanted.

19lottie82 Tue 05-Jul-16 17:15:44

noncommittal angry how dare you! FG is my joint favourite film EVER!!!! (Along with Rocky 4grin)

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Tue 05-Jul-16 17:16:24

What was the line about the home-ec class.

Sorry, it's years since I saw it.

She was deeply damaged but that's not an excuse to take advantage of someone really.

Arfarfanarf Tue 05-Jul-16 17:21:03

Yes she did but not maliciously. It's a long time since I saw the film but afair, she was a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, a (recovered) drug addict, victim of DV, used and abused by men her whole life and she made very poor choices but certainly paid the highest price and in the end came back to the only man who'd ever truly been there for her.

It's a very sad story, really. More sinned against than sinner

OhSusanna Tue 05-Jul-16 17:21:45

She asked him if he'd ever been with a woman and he said that he sat next to them in home ec class.

I like bombay's explanation.

milkmilklemonade12 Tue 05-Jul-16 17:22:44

YANBU. I have thought this a few times, but apparently I'm cynical wink

Absolutely should have had a DNA test for little Forrest. She knew she was dying and needed a safe place for him to be. His bio dad could have been a number of men!

ShortBreadEater Tue 05-Jul-16 17:23:25

Look at this cat though.

OhSusanna Tue 05-Jul-16 17:24:28

grin

Love the cat.

she made very poor choices but certainly paid the highest price and in the end came back to the only man who'd ever truly been there for her.
That's very true. It is sad.

Palomb Tue 05-Jul-16 17:27:50

It's my absolute favourite film. I've always thought they loved each other ❤️ They were both incredibly vulnerable people.

2nds Tue 05-Jul-16 17:33:17

I don't think she needed a dna test, I think she absolutely 100% knew little Forrest was Forrest's son.

Both characters are somehow damaged, and I always felt that Jenny was always running away from Forrest, but now I think she was running away from her own life.

I think she came back to forrest because she knew it was the right thing to do for their child.

Those of you who enjoyed Forrest Gump might also enjoy Big Fish and Eternal Sunshine of The spotless mind, these three films are among my favourites, :-)

2nds Tue 05-Jul-16 17:34:41

I haven't seen Forrest Gump in such a long time though, is it on Netflix?

Fluffyears Tue 05-Jul-16 17:35:47

I get really angry, she didn't tell him about his boy until she needed his help. That's unforgivable, he lost out on so much of his little lads life, every time I see it I hate her for that one thing.

ArmySal Tue 05-Jul-16 17:35:57

I love Eternal sunshine, odd but great film.

Will try Big Fish smile

NoncommittalToSparkleMotion Tue 05-Jul-16 17:37:17

Rocky 4???? shock Nay! Nothing beats 2.

I want to watch Rocky now.

I do know the storyline of Jenny was very sad, granted.

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