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What's Eating Gilbert Grape?

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Original title
What's Eating Gilbert Grape?
Running time
118 min.
United States United States
Peter Hedges (Novel: Peter Hedges)
Björn Isfält
Sven Nykvist
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Paramount Pictures / J&M Entertainment
Drama | Disability. Family Relationships. Small Town Life (North-american). Independent Film (US)
Synopsis / Plot
Swedish director Lasse Hallström (My Life as a Dog, The Cider House Rules) brings his unique sensibility for finding the whimsical and bizarre in the everyday to Peter Hedges’s cult novel about the life of a dysfunctional but appealing family in Endora, a small town America. Gilbert (Johnny Depp) is the family’s able, responsible, bread-winning member, who must cope with a mentally retarded brother (Leonardo DiCaprio), two immature and squabbling sisters, and an immobile, 500-pound mother in mourning for her suicide husband.
1993: Nominated for Oscar: Best Supporting Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio)
1993: Nominated for Golden Globe: Best Supporting Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio)
1993: National Board of Review: Best Supporting Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio)
1993: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Supp. Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio)
1993: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Most Promising Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio)
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