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What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
USA / English
"Arnie knows a secret. His big brother Gilbert is the greatest person on the planet. "
Gilbert has care for his brother Arnie and his obese mother, which gets in the way when love walks into his life.
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
Director: Lasse Hallström
Producer: David Matalon,Bertil Ohlsson,Meir Teper
Writer: Peter Hedges,Peter Hedges
A Truly Remarkable Film
This film is marvelous.

Focusing on the angst of an unwanted small-town life, the film follows the daily life of Johnny Depp's Gilbert Grape. He is sarcastic yet introverted, protective yet shy.

His mentally-challenged brother, Leonardo Dicaprio's Arnie, steals the heart and full attention of the audience. His depiction of a teenager trapped in the inescapable bind of mental retardation is moving and real, deserving of the 1993 Oscar Award Nomination.

Darlene Cates, who plays Momma, delivers a truly remarkable performance. Her display of motherly devotion, emotional turmoil and daily physical struggle are deserving of grand recognition.

Gilbert's life is turned around by the unexpected introduction of Juliette Lewis's Becky. Becky's free-spirited and optimistic take on life greatly influence's Gilbert's own life.

WHAT'S EATING GILBERT GRAPE is deeply tragic yet deeply real tale of a complicated family stuck in a simple town. The performances of Johnny Depp, Leonardo Dicaprio, Darlene Cates and Juliette Lewis are unmatched and truly wonderful. It is a film woven together with comedy, drama, love and everyday emotion, perfected with beautiful cinematography and superb directing.

Seen it:Ja
Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:Divx 1
Imdb rating: 7.7
Musician: Björn Isfält
Running time: 118 min
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Last modified: 2007-07-19 20:27:3