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  1. #1
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    What's Eating Gilbert Grape? (1993)

    Saw this on MTV at 5 am in the morning (wtf i no rite) and I thought it was fantastic. I can't summarize it well, but this man did.
    Depp plays the title character, the oldest child and de facto “man of the house” for a family living in rural Iowa, and DiCaprio plays his brother Arnie, a mentally challenged 18-year-old whom Gilbert must constantly watch. The morbidly obese Cates is their “Mama” (the character is given no other name), who was evidently widowed seventeen years ago when her husband hung himself in the basement—and hasn’t left the house in seven years, resigned simply to watch TV and gain weight. Gilbert is constantly tied up keeping Arnie out of trouble, embarrassed by his Mama, and forced to work at a mom-and-pop grocery store to support the family. To make matters worse, he’s stuck in an affair with a lonely housewife whose husband is incessantly trying to sell him life insurance. But when he meets Becky (Juliette Lewis), a young woman who travels around with her Grandmother in a trailer, he begins to reexamine his life.
    http://www.moviezeal.com/review-whats-e ... ert-grape/

    You can watch the full movie here:
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    Senior Member Ron Swanson's Avatar

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    Re: What's Eating Gilbert Grape? (1993)

    My mom loves this movie. So does my girlfriend.
    I thought it was pretty good, but I don't ever plan on seeing it again.

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    Senior Member Reeves's Avatar
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    Re: What's Eating Gilbert Grape? (1993)

    Never seen it. Been meaning to. I'll edit, or post again after I've seen it. Depends on how active this thread is.
    [center:2z3cs3qk]"If I had a dollar bill for every time I've been wrong,
    I'd be a self-made millionaire,
    and you'd still be gone."


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