What's Eating Gilbert Grape Poster

Release Date: March 15th, 1994

DVD Release Date: November 27th, 2001

PG-13|1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary
Gilbert Grape (Johnny Depp) is a small-town young man with a lot of responsibility. Chief among his concerns are his mother (Darlene Cates), who is so overweight that she can't leave the house, and his mentally impaired younger brother, Arnie (Leonardo DiCaprio), who has a knack for finding trouble. Settled into a job at a grocery store and an ongoing affair with local woman Betty Carver (Mary Steenburgen), Gilbert finally has his life shaken up by the free-spirited Becky (Juliette Lewis).

Cast: Johnny Depp, Juliette Lewis, Mary Steenburgen, Leonardo DiCaprio, Darlene Cates, Laura Harrington, Mary Kate Schellhardt, Kevin Tighe

Director: Lasse Hallström

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Paramount Pictures, J&M Entertainment

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Sister, Emotional, Transformation, Small town, Love interest, Moving, 1990s, Mother, Brother


Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture