Becky's free-spirited and optimistic take on life greatly influence's Gilbert's own life. This is the story of Gilbert Grape. Darlene married Robert Cates, a , on January 11, 1963. Hedges offered her the role of a morbidly obese mother in the 1993 film , which she accepted. Watch it and allow yourselves to be moved by the Grapes. This is among his greatest performances.
But in Gilbert Grape, he won my heart completely. Just as in one of his later efforts, Chocolat, Hallstrom has created here a small world where stagnant lives hide under a blanket of tranquility, and a mysterious young woman blows in and changes everything. The film's theme is explicit. Gilbert Grape, played by Johnny Depp Edward Scissorhands, Pirates Of The Caribbean , does not think much of his home town. And he is very protective of Arnie who has a habit of climbing up the town's water tower. His affair with Mrs Carver ends when she leaves town in search of a new life following her husbands death,. It never is, and when we see Arnie up there on the tower, we cheer for him, and the reason we cheer for him is the same reason why the movie is so effective.
Her display of motherly devotion, emotional turmoil and daily physical struggle are deserving of grand recognition. This movie though doesn't revolve around plot, but rather characters. He is sarcastic yet introverted, protective yet shy. I just saw it again tonight, and was blown away again. Ellen, his younger sister, is a preening pubescent teen who has an opinion on everything - and it isn't a very good opinion either. Between caring for his intellectually disabled brother Leonardo DiCaprio- Titanic, Catch Me If You Can and his dangerously obese mother Darlene Cates , Gilbert is trapped in a very intimate relationship with Betty Carver Mary Steenburgen , a lonesome housewife to whom Gilbert makes frequent deliveries. She had one daughter, Sheri Ann b.
A Movie can have releases from multiple different countries, formats, covers and released by different releasing companies. Becky becomes close to both Gilbert and Arnie. This was the performance to end all. A lot of things the characters say and do seem superficial, but actually aren't meaningless as they lead to other events in the story. This movie was about my childhood.
It's moving, but the dialogues are also very simple. I was particularly impressed by Leonardo DiCaprio's acting as a mentally handicapped person. This simply is a great movie: Good story, good acting, good directing. Acting schools must have copies of this in their files!! The relationship between the brothers is of both care and protection, as Gilbert continually enforces the 'nobody touches Arnie' policy. The family is looking forward to Arnie's 18th birthday. However, the main character is getting tired of it, and you can tell he is about to snap. Gilbert is kind, and has a big heart.
With Bonnie unable to care for her children on her own, Gilbert has taken responsibility for repairing the old house and looking after Arnie, who has a habit of climbing the town water tower, while his sisters Amy and Ellen do the rest. The plot isn't too spectacular, but keeps you interested 'cause actually a lot of things do happen to certain character's in this sleepy town. The casting worked perfectly to create family dynamics that were so very real that they did not even seem brandable as dysfunctional. Like others, this was the first time I had ever seen him in anything and I remember thinking how amazing it was that they had cast a mentally challenged person in the film. I have been around mentally challenged people who were the carbon copy of the character that Leonardo portrayed.
He should have won an Oscar for this! The movie is very slow paced and doesn't rely on action and shock to catch his viewer's attentions. The performances are rather good so it works for me. On the whole, 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape' is an emotionally engaging film, but over-here, its DiCaprio's Astounding Performance that Shines the Brightest!. That said, I'm still surprised at some of the excessively, over-the-top negative reviews here. A young woman named Becky and her grandmother are stuck in town when their car breaks down. She underwent in 1981, when she weighed 408 lb 29 st 2 lb or 185 kg.
Johnny Depp gives a wonderful performance and Leonardo Dicaprio is amazing, unbelievable, outstanding,. The performances of Johnny Depp, Leonardo Dicaprio, Darlene Cates and Juliette Lewis are unmatched and truly wonderful. However, as I was once Gilbert, I found little to no comedy. Gilbert just wants a normal life, a life he seems resigned to being deprived of. Everyone else in the sleepy town sees Gilbert as a carbon copy of his father, who committed suicide fifteen years earlier. Gilbert is bothered by the fact that he is effectively trapped by his family, and yet he really has nowhere to go which seems to be a favorite chant of Arnie. It makes you laugh, cry, and think about how precious life is.
When I was a kid and watched this film, I just loved laughing at all of Arnie's jokes not realizing why he was so silly. All of the problems that the family suffers on a daily basis are right at the forefront throughout the film, but no one ever really seems unhappy, except for the mother, and we get the feeling that her unhappiness is both the cause and the result of her morbid obesity. The focus of the movie is of course Gilbert Grape Johnny Depp. It is a film woven together with comedy, drama, love and everyday emotion, perfected with beautiful cinematography and superb directing. She admits to Gilbert her knowledge of what a burden she has become to the family, and he forgives her. Still, a pleasant, thought-provoking outing, one that is nonchalant about its emotions and its brains. As the doctors have warned - and Arnie often cheerfully reminds everyone - he can go at any time.
What's Eating Gilbert Grape is one of those little treasures that for the most part most people do know about, mainly due to Leonardo DiCaprio's knock out performance as Arnie Grape. Alongside his work at a struggling local grocery store, Gilbert has a very difficult personal life. Hallstrom's film doesn't always strike the chords it wants to, and occasionally it seems to intentionally wobble while juggling its emotional priorities. In addition, Gilbert is having an affair with a married woman, Betty Carver. Her parents divorced when she was 12 years old. Following Arnie's 18th birthday party, Bonnie climbs the stairs to her bedroom for the first time since her husband's suicide. I loved that the kids did everything they could to protect their mother and their disturbed brother from outside influences and hurt feelings.