• Tue. Mar 28th, 2023
“What's Eating Gilbert Grape” is a 1993 drama film directed by and based on the novel of the same name by Peter Hedges. The film tells the story of Gilbert Grape, a young man living in a small town in Iowa, who takes care of his morbidly obese mother and his mentally disabled younger brother, Arnie.

The movie explores Gilbert's struggles with his responsibilities and his desire for a different life, as well as his relationships with his family and friends. Gilbert's world is shaken up when a free-spirited young woman named Becky arrives in town and begins to challenge his perspective on life.

The film features a talented cast, including as Gilbert, as Arnie, as Becky, and as Gilbert's mother. It was well-received by critics, with particular praise for DiCaprio's performance, and has become a cult classic over the years.

Directed by
Produced by Bertil Ohlsson
David Matalon
Meir Teper
Screenplay by
Based on What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Starring , , , , , ,
Music by
Björn Isfält
Cinematography Sven Nykvist
Edited by Andrew Mondshein
Matalon Teper Ohlsson
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date December 17, 1993
Running time 118 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $11 million
Box office $10 million (US)

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