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Analysis Of What's Eating Gilbert Grape

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Directed by Lasse Hallstrom in 1993, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? Is an American movie based on a novel written by Peter Hedges of the same name. Starring Johnny Depp and Leonardo Di Caprio in the lead roles, the movie has a touching and strange story plot. It is a story of a dysfunctional family and the way love conquers it. This movie, once watched, is going to leave a positive impact on your heart, mind and soul. It is a marvelous portrayal of a young man, trying to cope with the hardships of life and single-handedly caring for his family who cannot take care of themselves. With his bottomless talent, the biggest surprise was Leonardo Di Caprio’s character and none can believe he was just 19 years old then. Johnny Depp was so amazing playing the role of Gilbert Grape. This is a tenderly unflinching examination between an individual’s own happiness and family obligation, a lengthy story setup in the backdrop of a complex family life, into two delightfully cinematic hours. It is when you watch this movie, you get to know why the name “Leonardo Di Caprio” got to be this big. His performance as Grape’s retarded brother, Arnie Grape, very well justifies the fact why he got his first “Oscar” nominations and the “51st Golden Globe” nominations for this movie. He also received a lot of awards for his role which includes, “65th National Board of Review Awards” and “ Chicago Film Critics Association Awards”. He won it in “Best supporting actor” and “Best
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