• Publication date: December 6, 2009

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape

What's Eating Gilbert Grape, is a tapestry of a dysfunctional family in the Midwest, holding a spectrum of emotions which is balanced ever so believably, cemented by solid and outstanding performances. Gilbert Grape has to take care of his 250 kg mom and mentally-deficient brother Arnie in this go-nowhere-town in Iowa- that is until Becky arrives in town and ruffles his feathers...

Program data

Duration: 90

Production Year: 1993

MBC 2:

September 18, 2013 09:00 (KSA) ~ September 18, 2013 08:00 (CLT)

Director Lasse Hallström's classic of the summer of '93, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, is a tapestry of a dysfunctional family in the Midwest, holding a spectrum of emotions which is balanced ever so believably, cemented by solid and outstanding performances.

Gilbert Grape (Johnny Depp) has to take care of his 250 kg mom Bonnie (Darlene Cates) and mentally-deficient brother Arnie (Leonardo DiCaprio) in this go-nowhere-town in Iowa. Yet Gilbert's silent storm of self-worth and purpose will be unleashed upon the arrival of Becky (Juliette Lewis), a worldly girl who will send his world spinning with questions about his present and future...

Starring:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Juliette Lewis
  • Mary Steenburgern
  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • John C. Reilly
  • Darlene Cates

Directed by:  Lasse Hallström

Rating:  PG-13 for elements of mature subject matter.