What's Eating Gilbert Grape

What's Eating Gilbert Grape

Director: Lasse Hallström Cast: Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
, Juliette Lewis
Juliette Lewis
, Mary Steenburgen
Mary Steenburgen
Lasse Hallström
What's Eating Gilbert Grape

What's Eating Gilbert Grape

Director: Lasse Hallström Cast: Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
, Juliette Lewis
Juliette Lewis
, Mary Steenburgen
Mary Steenburgen
Lasse Hallström

Blu-ray (Wide Screen / Subtitled / Dubbed)

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Overview

Swedish director Lasse Hallstrom's follow-up to the underrated Once Around earned far more attention than its predecessor thanks to the judicious casting of perennial thinking woman's heartthrob Johnny Depp and a certain up-and-coming thespian by the name of Leonardo DiCaprio. A prisoner of his dysfunctional family's broken dreams in tiny Endora, IA, Gilbert (Depp) serves as breadwinner and caretaker for his mother and siblings following his father's suicide and his older brother's defection. Momma (Darlene Cates) is a morbidly obese shut-in who hasn't left the house in seven years; her children include retarded Arnie (DiCaprio), who's about to turn 18 despite a host of negative medical forecasts, and terminally embarrassed Ellen (Mary Kate Schellhardt), who's emerging from an awkward adolescence. When he's not taking care of the difficult but tender Arnie, Gilbert spends his time fixing up the family's tattered farmhouse, working at a failing mom-and-pop grocery store and hanging with local misfits Bobby (Crispin Glover), an overly ambitious junior undertaker, and Tucker (John C. Reilly), a handyman who hankers after a job at the new burger franchise. Into this complicated but essentially unchanging social universe steps Becky (Juliette Lewis), a thoughtful young woman who's been escorting her nomadic grandmother from state to state in a mobile-home caravan. As Becky teaches Gilbert to finally consider his own happiness for a change, she disrupts both his family obligations and his long-running affair with a lonely housewife (Mary Steenburgen). Adapted by Peter Hedges from his own novel of the same name, What's Eating Gilbert Grape was the first and only film role for non-actress Cates, whom the filmmakers discovered on an episode of the Sally Jesse Raphael Show titled "Too Heavy to Leave Their House."


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Product Details

Release Date: 08/16/2022
UPC: 0191329226919
Original Release: 1993
Rating: PG-13
Source: Paramount
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:57:00
Sales rank: 12,260

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Johnny Depp Gilbert Grape
Juliette Lewis Becky
Mary Steenburgen Betty Carver
Leonardo DiCaprio Arnie Grape
Darlene Cates Momma
Laura Harrington Amy Grape
Mary Kate Schellhardt Ellen Grape
Kevin Tighe Mr. Carver
John C. Reilly Tucker Van Dyke
Crispin Glover Bobby McBurney
Penelope Branning Becky's Grandma
Gail Levin Actor
Tim Green Mr. Lamson
Susan Loughran Mrs. Lamson
Cameron Finley Doug Carver
Libby Villari Waitress
Joe Stevens Burger Barn manager
Mona Lee Fultz Bakery Worker
George Haynes Dave
Brady Coleman Sheriff Farrel

Technical Credits
Lasse Hallström Director,Executive Producer
Alan C. Blomquist Executive Producer
Jo Edna Boldin Casting
Janet Brady Stunts
David Brownlow Sound/Sound Designer
Bernt Amadeus Capra Production Designer
Chris Hayes Camera Operator
Peter Hedges Screenwriter
David B. Householter Asst. Director
Björn Isfält Score Composer
Kevin Jewison Camera Operator
Renee Ehrlich Kalfus Costumes/Costume Designer
Gail Levin Casting
David Matalon Producer
Anastas Michos Camera Operator
Andrew Mondshein Editor
John Myhre Art Director
Sven Nykvist Cinematographer
Bertil Ohlsson Producer
Alan Parker Score Composer
Scott Prescott Special Effects
Gary Price Stunts
Gretchen Rau Set Decoration/Design
Paul Stewart Special Effects
Meir Teper Producer
Patty York Makeup

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