What’s Eating Gilbert Grape

What’s Eating Gilbert GrapeBBB.5

(out of 5)


Touching family drama about the young man of the title (an excellently subdued ) growing up in his strange family in a strange small town. His mentally challenged younger brother () can’t stop getting into trouble, while his incredibly overweight mother () has become so reclusive as to never leave the house under any circumstances. A free-spirited young woman () arrives and gives him a break from his mundane existence in this memorable small-town drama.


Paramount Pictures

USA, 1993

Directed by

Screenplay by , based on his novel

Cinematography by 

Produced by , ,

Music by ,

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by


Academy Award Nomination
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Leonardo DiCaprio as “Arnie Grape”)

Golden Globe Award Nomination
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Leonardo DiCaprio

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