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What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)  link to What's Eating Gilbert Grape on IMDb  

Number: 76

poster What's Eating Gilbert Grape

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Country: USA, 118 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, Romance

Director(s): Lasse Hallström

What's Eating Gibert Grape is a beautifully shot movie of tenderness, caring and self-awareness that is set amongst the fictional working class one street town Endora. Centred around the Grape family Ellen and Amy and their two brothers Arnie and Gilbert, who, along with their morbidly obese widowed mother Bonnie Grape are striving to survive and coexist with the absence of a father figure, low wage work and seventeen-year-old Arnie's severe mental condition. It is in this awkward and extremely one sided affair that the unfortunate Gilbert has to constantly, while working for the town's slowly dying Convenience Store, take care of his younger brother Arnie. Gilbert's life, his future, is thwarted he know this, but it is in this Guardian Angel that his love and bond for Arnie cannot, and will not, be let go. That is until the free spirit of Becky arrives in town, and with her grandmother are stranded for the week while waiting for parts for their vehicle. This realization unties new feelings, new thoughts and new hope for the put upon Gibert, something new is eating Gilbert Grape.


photo Johnny Depp Johnny Depp
photo Leonardo DiCaprio Leonardo DiCaprio
photo Juliette Lewis Juliette Lewis
photo Mary Steenburgen Mary Steenburgen
photo Darlene Cates Darlene Cates
photo Laura Harrington Laura Harrington
photo Mary Kate Schellhardt Mary Kate Schellhardt
photo Kevin Tighe Kevin Tighe
photo John C. Reilly John C. Reilly
photo Crispin Glover Crispin Glover

Medium: DVD R/RW,

Comments: DVD Rip

Location: Library

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen