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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Sep 19, 2018

This drama movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp, Darlene Cates, and Juliette Lewis. Gilbert Grape is a young man who must take care of his morbidly obese mother who is bedridden, as well as his younger brother who is mentally impaired. This leaves him feeling very overwhelmed with not many places to turn to, until he meets Becky. This movie is an emotional rollercoaster as things keep happening left and right. It also shows you what an amazing actor Leonardo DiCaprio is, even from a young age. I would rate this movie 4.5/5 stars and recommend it to those who like emotional and serious films.
- @The_Reviewer of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

apollospacefan Jun 18, 2018

One of the classics. Leonardo DiCaprio is amazing as a happy, energetic, mentally handicapped Arnie, making the movie into one of those laugh/cries due to the ironies of life.

Apr 22, 2018

Wild to see these actors at this stage in their careers....and diCaprio is something else. The cinematography is gorgeous and the climactic sequence is breathtaking. Way up on my list.

Dec 05, 2017

GREAT 1993 Lasse Hallstrom directed film about a diversely troubled family struggling to keep things together in a rural Iowa small town.
Superb performance by Leonardo DiCaprio as the younger brother with developmental disability; Johnny Depp also quite good.

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

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