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What's Eating Gilbert Grape is a 1993 drama film directed by . The film follows Gilbert Grape, a young man in a small town in Iowa who is stuck in a dead-end job and caring for his severely obese mother and mentally disabled younger brother, Arnie. When a free-spirited woman named Becky arrives in town, Gilbert begins to question his life and his responsibilities.


What's Eating Gilbert Grape is a beautifully crafted drama that explores the themes of family, responsibility, and love. The film features outstanding performances from its cast, including as Gilbert, as Arnie, and as Becky.

The film's direction by is also noteworthy, with his sensitive and understated approach to storytelling allowing the film's characters and themes to shine. The film's cinematography and score are also outstanding, adding to the film's emotional resonance.

What's Eating Gilbert Grape is a poignant and affecting drama that lingers long after the credits roll.


What's Eating Gilbert Grape was nominated for one Academy Award:

Popularity and Success:

What's Eating Gilbert Grape was a critical success upon its release, garnering praise for its sensitive direction, strong performances, and emotional depth. The film was also a modest box office success, grossing over $10 million on a budget of $11 million.

Over the years, the film has gained a strong following among audiences and critics alike, with its honest and heartfelt portrayal of small-town life resonating with viewers. It remains a beloved and highly regarded film in the drama genre.

Directed by
Produced by Bertil Ohlsson
David Matalon
Meir Teper
Screenplay by Peter Hedges
Based on What's Eating Gilbert Grape
by Peter Hedges
Starring , , , , , ,
Music by Alan Parker
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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