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What's Eating Gilbert Grape

1993 - PG13 - 1:58
Directed by Lasse Hallstrom
Johnny Depp
Juliette Lewis
Mary Steenburgen
Leonardo DiCaprio
John C. Reilly

Good fortune can happen in unexpected ways. Gilbert Grape's break came when she sputtered into town in a big silver camper that had engine trouble. Moviegoers and critics alike shared in Gilbert's fortune. Because What's Eating Gilbert Grape, directed by Lasse Hallstrom (My Life As A Dog), is a special movie that comes along rarely, one with exciting young stars, a heartwarming yet unpredictable story and performances that win raves. Johnny Depp plays Gilbert and Juliette Lewis is the visitor who turns his life around in this flawless blend of comedy and drama that includes Leonardo DiCaprio's astonishing, universally acclaimed performance as Gilbert's mentally impaired younger brother. Newcomer Darlene Cates (as Momma) and Mary Steenburgen (as a housewife who wants Gilbert all to herself) co-star in "one of the most real, honest and unusual pictures of the year" (Bill Diehl, ABC Radio Network).

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