What's Eating Gilbert Grape details
|Starring:||John C. Reilly, Mary Steenburgen, Juliette Lewis, Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp|
|Genre:||Drama - General|
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
|Run time:||1 hour 52 minutes|
|Rental release:||29 Mar 2004|
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ASTOUNDINGBy Debbie from Scotland , 20 Feb 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Absolutely brillint movie. Fantastic performances from Johnny and Leonardo. If you aren't already in love with Johnny Depp, you will be after watching this movie! His portrayal of Gilbert Grape is charming and intense. I cried so much watching the scene between Gilbert and his 'Moma' Gibert has the world on his shoulders caring for his overweight mother and retarded brother (Decaprio) He also feels he has had to take the place of his father who commited suicide 17 years ago. Gilbert sems to be in a waking coma and has no real life of his own. A new girl in town (Juliette Lewis - also great in this movie) helps show Gilbert the way to a happier life. A really lovely movie. I watched it twice, 2 days in a row, but I'm not watching it again for a while - I cry so much at the end! Also a great performance from the lady who played 'Moma' - She wasn't even an actress when she got the part. They needed an overweight person to play the role and discovered her on the Sally Jessy Raphael Show - She hadn't left her house for 5 years. She was amazing.
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great performance and funBy a customer , 30 May 2013loved this film, it was absoutly amazing, all the cast did amazingly especially Leonardo DiCaprio. could watch it millions of times and would recomend it to anyone! loved it
Hats off to Leonardo ....By Katya1 (39 reviews) , 10 Mar 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]He is amazing in this film playing Arnie. It is a gentle film about basically kind people - about who cares for Arnie, his family and the community around them.
Unexpectedly goodBy a customer , 22 Dec 2012I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I ordered this film but I was pleasantly surprised. I really enjoyed it. I almost didn't recognise Johnny Depp and both he and Leonardo DiCaprio were very good. In fact I've never seen Leonardo DiCaprio in a role quite like this, to me it shows that he can act. In most other films I have seen him in he seems to play pretty much the same character. And I've not seen Johnny Depp in a role quite like this either. Altogether very good.
Sophocles would have had this film in his DVD collection.By Wormy (20 reviews) from Edinburgh , 21 Dec 2012This film came out in 1993 and I remember reading a review commending the young Leonardo DiCaprio at the time for his Oscar nominated performance. After somehow eluding me for almost twenty years, I finally saw it tonight and was overwhelmed by this tragic, poignant, strangely uplifting drama. It has many of the humorous elements of a dark comedy, but still presents us with genuine moments of tragedy without ever appearing farcical. There are many strong performances in the film and both Depp and DiCaprio add further strength to the cast with their roles. The director captures the mundanity of small town life well and engages us in the ineluctable ties one often has to their 'home'. The final act has all the hallmarks of a great purging of emotion and indeed despite the pain and frustration the audience have endured alongside the Grape family, we feel pleased to see them find new beginnings. Sophocles would have had this film in his DVD collection.
Di Caprio is astoundingBy twosoddingcats (222 reviews) from Kingston-upon-Thames , 18 Nov 2012A lovely film by Lasse Halstrom about Gilbert Grape (Depp) living in the tiny town of Endora. After his father committing suicide and his elder brother running off to live his life after finishing University, Gilbert has to look after his housebound obese mother and mentally handicapped younger brother (Di Caprio) in a house that's falling apart that he also shares with a teenage sister and an older sister. When Juliette Lewis and her grandmother are forced to stay in town for a week when their camper van runs into engine trouble, Juliette makes him dream of a life much bigger outside of Endora.