What’s Eating Gilbert Grape

I watched What’s Eating Gilbert Grape yesterday. It is based on a book by Peter Hedges. (I want to read the book.) I taped the movie when it was on Starz. It has Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Juliette Lewis, Mary Steenburgen, Darlene Cates, Laura Harrington, Mary Kate Schellhardt, Kevin Tighe, John C. Reilly, and Penelope Branning in it.

Big Warning: there is talk of suicide.

In this movie, a man named Gilbert Grape has to take care of his family after his dad commits suicide and his mother has gotten obese. His little brother has special needs. Being the head of the household causes him to lose it and he meets a new girl who came into town who causes him to dream about the future.

I sorta liked this movie. Next week I’m watching Down the Shore.

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