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What's Eating Gilbert Grape

1993 American drama film directed by Lasse Hallström

The movie What's Eating Gilbert Grape is a 1993 romantic comedy-drama. This movie is about several men in Iowa, one of whom is mentally retarded. The title character, Gilbert (Johnny Depp), cares for his brother Arnie (Leonardo DiCaprio) because of his issue, and also for his mother, Bonnie, who is very overweight (Darlene Cates). Juliette Lewis plays Becky. The release date of What's Eating Gilbert Grape was December 17, 1993, in limited release. It was released elsewhere in February-March 1994. The reviews were very positive. Its box office, however, was low.