1993   USA What's Eating Gilbert Grape
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Director:Lasse Hallström
Studio:Paramount Pictures
Writer:Peter Hedges
IMDb Rating:7.7 (84,952 votes)
Awards:Nominated for Oscar, Another 6 wins & 1 nomination
Duration:118 min
Lasse Hallström  ...  (Director)
Peter Hedges  ...  (Writer)
Johnny Depp  ...  Gilbert Grape
Leonardo DiCaprio  ...  Arnie Grape
Juliette Lewis  ...  Becky
Mary Steenburgen  ...  Betty Carver
Darlene Cates  ...  Bonnie Grape
Laura Harrington  ...  Amy Grape
Mary Kate Schellhardt  ...  Ellen Grape
Kevin Tighe  ...  Ken Carver
John C. Reilly  ...  Tucker Van Dyke
Crispin Glover  ...  Bobby McBurney
Penelope Branning  ...  Becky's Grandma
Tim Green  ...  Mr. Lamson
Susan Loughran  ...  Mrs. Lamson
Robert B. Hedges  ...  Minister
Mark Jordan  ...  Todd Carver
Björn Isfält  ...  Composer
Alan Parker  ...  Composer
Sven Nykvist  ...  Cinematographer
Andrew Mondshein  ...  Editor
Summary: 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 knows 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...

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