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What's Eating Gilbert Grape
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What's Eating Gilbert Grape 1993

From Amazon: This is the movie that Leonardo DiCaprio received an Oscar nomination for, five years before Titanic. And, in fact, this is the movie that should have made him a star, he's so good in it. Based on the novel by Peter Hedges (who adapted his own book) and directed by Lasse Hallström (My Life as a Dog), this is the funny, moody tale of a young man named Gilbert Grape (Johnny Depp) who lives at home in a small town with his 500-pound Momma (beautifully played by nonpro Darlene Cates), his mentally retarded younger brother Arnie (DiCaprio, utterly convincing), and his sisters. Not a lot happens--Arnie keeps climbing a water...

Directed By:
No image existsLasse Hallstrom
Written By:
No image existsPeter Hedges
Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
Leonardo DiCaprioLeonardo DiCaprio
Juliette LewisJuliette Lewis
No image existsMary Steenburgen
No image existsLaura Harrington
No image existsMary Kate Schellhardt
No image existsKevin Tighe
John C. ReillyJohn C. Reilly
No image existsCrispin Glover

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What's Eating Gilbert Grape Movie Review by Yvonne (9/3/2007)

This movie is simple amazing.

A moving tale about a small town family with a morbidly obese mother and mentally challenged son with his siblings going through the trials and tribulations of growing up in a truly unique situation.

Nevermind that Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio star in this movie, playing what is quite...

(complete What's Eating Gilbert Grape review by Yvonne)

What's Eating Gilbert Grape Movie Review by Zara (3/21/2007)

This movie got most of its attention based on the long dyed red hair of Johnny Depp and the brilliant acting turn by DiCaprio. If it hadn't gotten that, I'm afraid it might have been lost in the shuffle and everyone would have missed a really sweet and tender movie.

It might seem odd to people. This was released before...

(complete What's Eating Gilbert Grape review by Zara)

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