After his father's death, Gilbert has to care for his mentally-disabled brother, Arnie, and his morbidly obese mother. This situation is suddenly challenged though, when love unexpectedly walks into his life.
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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. This realization unties new ...Written by
Watch it for Leonardo DiCaprio's Astounding Performance!
'What's Eating Gilbert Grape' is a yet another film, that showcases & salutes the Talent of Leonardo DiCaprio. As a mentally challenged young boy, DiCaprio owns this film from start to end. This Performance is an Acting Study!
'What's Eating Gilbert Grape' Synopsis: Gilbert has to care for his brother Arnie and his obese mother, which gets in the way when love walks into his life.
As a film, 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape' is emotional & heartfelt. Lasse Hallström Directs this Family-Drama with care & passion. Peter Hedges's Screenplay is emotionally engaging & heartfelt.
DiCaprio's Oscar-Nominated Performance is the Truly THE Greatest strength of 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape'. This is among his greatest performances. And as mentioned, this is among those performances, that can rank as an 'Acting Study'.
Among other performances, Johnny Depp is flawless as Gilbert Grape. Juliette Lewis is very good. Mary Steenburgen & John C. Reilly are decent. Darlene Cates is fantastic.
On the whole, 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape' is an emotionally engaging film, but over-here, its DiCaprio's Astounding Performance that Shines the Brightest!
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