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What's Eating Gilbert Grape?

Theatrical Release Date:  TBC
Home Ent. Release Date:  05 Oct 2008


Endora, Iowa has never been the most exciting place in the world but it can be the most complicated. Just ask Gilbert Grape. Since his father decided to hang himself in the basement Gilbert has become the designated head of the family. Now his life revolves around catering for the emotionally demanding needs of his distraught, monstrously obese mother, his battling sisters and his autistic younger brother. That’s not to mention his disastrous affair with a bored, sexually demanding housewife and the prospect of his job being threatened by the arrival of a giant “Foodland”. But things are about to change with the arrival of the beautiful and free spirited Becky and soon Gilbert must choose between obligation and personal freedom. Directed by Lasse Hallstrom (The Cider House Rules, Chocolat, My Life As A Dog) and starring Johnny Depp, Leonardo Di Caprio, Juliette Lewis and Mary Steenburgen, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? Is a multi-layered slice of life that confidently parallels offbeat humour with poignant drama.

Directed By:

  • Lasse Hallstrom


  • Johnny Depp
  • Leonardo Di Caprio
  • Juliette Lewis
  • Mary Steenburgen

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