Tuesday, November 15, 2016

What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

Paramount Pictures
Directed by Lasse Hallström
My rating: 2.5 stars out of 4
IMDb Wikipedia

Episodic account of life in a small Iowa town, with Johnny Depp trying to hold together his dysfunctional family. His younger brother may die at any time from an unspecified disability that impairs his judgment, while his mother is dangerously obese and never leaves the house. He carries on an affair with an older married woman, whose husband may or may not be aware of. He meets free-spirited Juliette Lewis who is traveling the country with her grandmother and opens his mind to other possibilities. A good character study, but tends to be melodramatic and too predictable.

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