Here at Scripts on Screen, we’ve decided to put some of Hollywood’s most popular screenplays under the magnifying glass. “Versus”, our newest series of posts, will be putting scripts with striking similarities side by side for you to compare and contrast.
This week, we’re bringing you Eric Roth’s critically acclaimed screenplays for Forrest Gump (1994) and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008). Despite Academy nods for both films, the internet has had a field day calling out the undeniably similar scenes and plot elements for the two movies.
Coincidence or intentional? Check the scripts out for yourself.