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What's Eating Gilbert Grape

What's Eating Gilbert Grape

What's Eating Gilbert Grape

PG-13 Drama , Romance , Coming of Age , Inspirational
Adultery Weight Challenged Single Parenting Down’s Syndrome Agoraphobia
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 1 nomination.

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The Grape family lives in the one street, working class town of Endora, Iowa. The family includes Ellen, Amy, Arnie, Gilbert and their weight-challenged, widowed mother Bonnie. Without a father figure, they barely survive on Gilbert's salary from the town's only convenience store. Arnie's developmental delays are another full-time job for Gilbert, who loves his brother but because of him can see nothing in his future. Then free spirit of Becky arrives in town and is stranded for the week with her grandmother while waiting for the parts to repair their car. Because of her, Gilbert is able to think out of the box, use his imagination, and develop a smart new idea for the family's escape.

Director : Lasse Hallström
Cast : Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Juliette Lewis, Mary Steenburgen
Writer : Peter Hedges (novel), Peter Hedges (screenplay)
Language : English



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