Directed by: Lasse Hallström
Actors: Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio and Juliette Lewis
Also known as: Gilbert Grape, ¿A quién ama Gilbert Grape?, Ti vasanizei ton Gilbert Grape?, Buon compleanno mr. Grape, Co gryzie Gilberta Grape’a,
Description: Meet Gilbert – a humble guy with a small homestead in the American wilderness . He has a half-witted brother Arnie ( God knows how lived to 18 years old contrary to the predictions of doctors ) , sister Amy (in fact, on the Rights of the lady of the house ) and sister Ellen ( tineydzherka experiencing all the delights of adolescence ) . Formally, this wonderful family headed by a mother Bonnie – once the belle District , now the large lady who had lost interest in life after the self-destruction of the father .
Gilbert Grape – a child of one-story America. A resident of the tiny town where ” nothing ever happens , and can not happen .” Where everybody knows everything about each other , any trifling incident becomes a sensation , and the center of city life becomes a supermarket , which opened on the outskirts of the city near a major transport hub.
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape ? Of course, taking care of the family, so early vzvalennye on his shoulders. For each of the Gilbert family in one way or another needs and looks forward to his support. But in addition to domestic problems , the young man more concerned with his own life prospects . Stay in this remote place , take care of depressing mother , to help the sisters , foster brother of a mentally ill ? Run every day the same hateful job, to spend the evening with friends in a bar over a glass or two of beer , have fun with married lady because of the lack of choice, enjoy the reputation of decent prudent son?
Review: After watching the “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” I have the feeling that people like Gilbert almost gone in this world. The image created ingenious Lasse Hallstremom firmly stuck in my mind. The famous Hollywood actor Johnny Depp has also participated in such cult slasher movie like A Nightmare on Elm Street
What the director – that a movie. Amazing! Nearly two hours of pure pleasure and empathy. I liked everything: the actors, the music, the dialogue. Affordable, friendly, kind, correct film. It teaches us compassion, empathy. He teaches us to help without any self-interest and ulterior motives. Close to me the image of the main character and I imagine that I, like anyone, it would be hard not to go crazy on the context in which it is located. Gilbert sacrificed himself, he suffered with a vengeance. And I want to believe that in front of a bright future.
It should take off his hat to his mother and Gilbert – Darlene Cates. Star in this movie – a brave act. We shocked her character and yet is infinite compassion, because she, like all overweight people deserve pity. They need help to cope with the disease.
I would hope that every person living on this planet will discover this wonderful film. After all, these works make our world a better and kinder.