What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

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Avg Rating: 4.5 / 5. Voted: 16

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Directed by: Lasse Hallström
Starring: Johnny Depp (Gilbert), Leonardo DiCaprio (Arnie), Juliette Lewis (Becky), Darlene Cates (Mom), Mary Steenburgen (Betty Carver), Laura Harrington (Amy), Mary Kate Schellhardt (Ellen), John C. Reilly (Tucker), Crispin Glover (Bobby), Kevin Tighe (Carver)
Country: United States
Language: English (Eng Subs)
Runtime: 01:57:55
Genres: Obesity, Siblings-Family, Infidelity

Plot – Spoilers:
Set in a fictional small town Endora somewhere nowhere, Gilbert works at a mom-and-pop grocery that’s struggling to compete with a branded supermarket just outside of town. Gilbert’s loyalty and comfort working there is symptomatic of his life. He doesn’t aspire or even believe he can get out of Endora.

Gilbert’s personal life doesn’t extend beyond taking care of his retarded brother Arnie and obese mother whom he calls a “beached whale”. He has a couple of sisters – one of whom he barely tolerates, a couple of friends, an older married woman who summons him whenever she wants to secretly hurt her husband.

And that’s his life. Apart from the repressed memory of a depressed father who hung himself in the basement.

Into this mundane world arrive Becky and her grandma as part of an annual tourist trailer gathering and Gilbert briefly sees a life beyond Endora.

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape works as a great portrait of the struggling suburban American family under the masterful watch of Lasse Hallström and through awe-worthy acting performances.

8 thoughts on “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

  • October 28, 2019 at 3:07 pm
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    i watched this movie in school for what i believe for educational reasons. now im questioning why we watched this effedup movie

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  • July 23, 2020 at 9:38 am
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    WTF! This is extreme?? ahahaha

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  • September 27, 2020 at 11:41 am
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    who put this on here lmaoo

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  • December 2, 2020 at 1:11 am
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    Effed up or not, this movie is incredible.

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  • March 16, 2021 at 12:06 am
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    love that they have shit like this on here too lmao. best website out there

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  • March 16, 2021 at 10:52 am
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    Just popped up to rate it 5/5, watched this film years ago, it was great as I remembered it.

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  • June 12, 2021 at 7:29 am
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    Well, unexpectedly this made me cry a little, and I think that’s fucked up

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  • August 27, 2021 at 9:28 pm
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    Pretty sad but good.

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