What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

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What's Eating Gilbert Grape
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TitleWhat's Eating Gilbert Grape
Year1993
CountryUSA
GenreDrama (Movies)
Run Time1h 58 min
Director

In the small town of Endora, Iowa, Gilbert Grape is busy caring for Arnie, his mentally impaired younger brother who is turning 18, as they wait for the many tourists’ trailers to pass through town during an annual Airstreamers’ Club gathering at a nearby recreational area. His father had hanged himself seventeen years earlier, and since then his mother, Bonnie, has spent most of her days on the couch watching television and eating. With Bonnie’s morbid obesity leaving her unable to care for her children on her own, Gilbert has taken responsibility for repairing the old house and being protective of Arnie, who has a habit of climbing the town water tower as well as trees, while his sisters Amy and Ellen do the other housework. A new FoodLand supermarket has opened, threatening the small Lamson’s Grocery where Gilbert works. In addition, Gilbert is having an affair with a married woman, Betty Carver.

A young woman named Becky and her grandmother are stuck in town when the International Harvester Travelall pulling their trailer breaks down. Gilbert’s unusual life circumstances threaten to get in the way of their budding romance. In order to spend time with Becky to watch the sunset, Gilbert leaves Arnie alone in the bath. He returns home late and finds that Arnie is still in the bath the following morning, shivering in the now cold water; his guilt is compounded by his family’s anger and Arnie’s subsequent aquaphobia. His affair with Betty ends when she leaves town in search of a new life following her husband’s death; he drowned in the family’s wading pool after suffering a heart attack.

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What's Eating Gilbert Grape
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Cast:

Johnny Depp Johnny Depp
Gilbert Grape
Mary Steenburgen Mary Steenburgen
Betty Carver
Kevin Tighe Kevin Tighe
Mr. Carver
John C. Reilly John C. Reilly
Tucker Van Dyke
Crispin Glover Crispin Glover
Bobby McBurney

In the small town of Endora, Iowa, Gilbert Grape is busy caring for Arnie, his mentally impaired younger brother who is turning 18, as they wait for the many tourists’ trailers to pass through town during an annual Airstreamers’ Club gathering at a nearby recreational area. His father had hanged himself seventeen years earlier, and since then his mother, Bonnie, has spent most of her days on the couch watching television and eating. With Bonnie’s morbid obesity leaving her unable to care for her children on her own, Gilbert has taken responsibility for repairing the old house and being protective of Arnie, who has a habit of climbing the town water tower as well as trees, while his sisters Amy and Ellen do the other housework. A new FoodLand supermarket has opened, threatening the small Lamson’s Grocery where Gilbert works. In addition, Gilbert is having an affair with a married woman, Betty Carver.

A young woman named Becky and her grandmother are stuck in town when the International Harvester Travelall pulling their trailer breaks down. Gilbert’s unusual life circumstances threaten to get in the way of their budding romance. In order to spend time with Becky to watch the sunset, Gilbert leaves Arnie alone in the bath. He returns home late and finds that Arnie is still in the bath the following morning, shivering in the now cold water; his guilt is compounded by his family’s anger and Arnie’s subsequent aquaphobia. His affair with Betty ends when she leaves town in search of a new life following her husband’s death; he drowned in the family’s wading pool after suffering a heart attack.

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