What's Eating Gilbert Grape

What's Eating Gilbert Grape

DVD - 2001
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Gilbert Grape is devoted to taking care of his family, which includes an obese mother and a mentally impaired brother. He feels the hopelessness of his life in a rural community when a young woman breezes into town and changes everything.


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Aug 28, 2016

Classic movie. The best thing Leonardo Dicaprio has done yet. Solid acting all round, and a great script. Johnny Depp and Juliette Lewis are both great.

Aug 13, 2016

Love this movie, love wonderful performance of Johnny Depp, amazing performance of Leonardo DiCaprio. I admire a talent - Leo.

Apr 21, 2016

I loved this movie. I can see why Leonardo DiCaprio and Johnny Depp are great actors now as they both acted fantastically in this film. They don't make movies like this anymore.

jpozenel Feb 15, 2016

I've watched this movie at least three times now over the years. It's just as good on the last viewing as the very first. I look forward to watching again in another 5 or 10 years. Leonardo DiCaprio's acting is amazing. There are so many very subtle nuances that he adds to a number of scenes. It's no wonder that he's the star that he is today.

KittyMoonshine Oct 03, 2015

My favorite Johnny movie. Possibly the most real character he ever played, close to someone that could have been him.

nice_235 Aug 13, 2014

interesting but great acting

Monuu Oct 26, 2013

Very good film. I like when movies aim towards real life. also Johnny Depp is a hottie in this film.

Sep 08, 2012

i love this movie!!

Sep 23, 2009

Gilbert Grape is a classic. Leonardo Decaprio's performance as the mentally handicapped brother is superb!! Johnny Depp comes to us in a totally different character. This is the story of a family facing hardships both internal and external. Gilbert is the oldest brother, trying desperately to hold the family together. The catalyst for change is when the Streamliner caravan comes to town stranding a young woman and her grandmother. Change is inevitable. Well worth the watch!!

Nov 06, 2007

Unconventional, sensitive 1993 film showing how a morbidly obese, small-town widow and her 4 teenage-or-young-adult offspring cope with life's mutability. One of her kids, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, is mentally challenged. Numerous fine performances, not least of which DiCaprio's and Johnny Depp's as his older brother; both ooze talent and charisma.


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