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What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

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Director:

Lasse Hallstrom

Starring:

Johnny Depp, Leonardo Dicaprio, Juliette Lewis

Genres:

Indie-Arthouse Cinema, Drama

Origin:

USA

Certificate:

PG

Languages:

English

Running Time:

118 min

What's Eating Gilbert Grape

synopsis


Johnny Depp is Gilbert, the eldest brother in a family whose obese mother (Darlene Cates) hasn't left the house since her husband committed suicide years before. Leonardo DiCaprio, who received an Academy Award nomination for his role, is Arnie, Gilbert's retarded teenage brother who needs constant supervision (he's often found scaling the town water tower). Caring, passive Gilbert is burdened beyond reason, living a dead-end life in a dying small town, stocking shelves at a grocery store whose business is being taken over by the new mall supermarket. Everyone needs the constantly patient Gilbert, whose future seems equally grim until well-travelled, straightforward Becky (Juliette Lewis) and her nonconformist grandmother (Penelope Branning) come to town. Their camper is in need of repair, so Becky stays long enough to actually have an effect on Gilbert, making his new life spiral in wild ways. Based on the novel by Peter Hedges (who also wrote the screenplay), What's Eating Gilbert Grape is quirky, irresistible, and endearingly eccentric.

 
 

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