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What's Eating Gilbert Grape 1993

  • Lasse Hallström
  • December 17, 1993
  • 118 mins
  • English
  • Drama, Romance
A film about the love you find...In the last place you look.
Gilbert has to care for his brother Arnie and his obese mother, which gets in the way when love walks into his life.


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Absolutely love this film. You watch this and wonder why Leonardo DiCaprio has only just won his first Oscar! His portrayal of Arnie is nothing short of genius!

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From Tropic Thunder:
Kirk Lazarus: Everybody knows you never go full retard.

Tugg Speedman: What do you mean?

Kirk Lazarus: Check it out. Dustin Hoffman, 'Rain Man,' look retarded, act retarded, not retarded. Counted toothpicks, cheated cards. Autistic, sho'. Not retarded. You know Tom Hanks, 'Forrest Gump.' Slow, yes. Retarded, maybe. Braces on his legs. But he charmed the pants off Nixon and won a ping-pong competition. That ain't retarded. Peter Sellers, "Being There." Infantile, yes. Retarded, no. You went full retard, man. Never go full retard. You don't buy that? Ask Sean Penn, 2001, "I Am Sam." Remember? Went full retard, went home empty handed...

This is a great movie though.

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