What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
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)
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.
i watched this movie in school for what i believe for educational reasons. now im questioning why we watched this effedup movie
WTF! This is extreme?? ahahaha
who put this on here lmaoo
Effed up or not, this movie is incredible.
love that they have shit like this on here too lmao. best website out there
Just popped up to rate it 5/5, watched this film years ago, it was great as I remembered it.
Well, unexpectedly this made me cry a little, and I think that’s fucked up
Pretty sad but good.
One of my fav movies I love the vibes it gives me, but this shouldn’t be on this site
I can’t stand Leonardo DiCraprio. He is the most arrogant, smug, no talent actor who got into the business by nepotism. Every movie I have seen with him in it sucks because of him. Johnny Deep is another way over-rated actor that makes lousy flicks. Someone told me “Dead Man” (1995) was awesome so I watched it. It was terrible. I liked “Secret Window” (2010), “Donnie Brasco” (1997), a bit part in “Platoon” (1986) and a few other things he’s done, but overall I don’t like the type of movies he picks to be in. Two smug, arrogant, over-rated actors in the same film I feel would be more than I can take so I haven’t watched it. I’m going to say that it sucks without even watching it like a lot of other people do on here. Convince me why I should watch it if you think it is great.