About the film
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What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Release Date: December 17, 1993
|Slogan||:||«Life is a terrible thing to sleep through.»|
|Producers||:||Alan C. Blomquist, Bertil Ohlsson, Lasse Hallström, Gail Levin, Meir Teper, David Matalon, Richard J. Gelfand, Charles Harrington|
|Writers||:||Peter Hedges, Peter Hedges|
Gilbert Grape is a small-town young man with a lot of responsibility. Chief among his concerns are his mother, who is so overweight that she can't leave the house, and his mentally impaired younger brother, Arnie, who has a knack for finding trouble. Settled into a job at a grocery store and an ongoing affair with local woman Betty Carver, Gilbert finally has his life shaken up by the free-spirited Becky.